• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

Big Ideas in Art & Culture: Free Home University

Thursday, January 24, 2019; 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Two people walk arm-in-arm down the street partially blindfolded

Alessandra Pomarico and Nikolay Oleynikov present Free Home University

Free Home University (FHU) is a pedagogical and artistic experiment created in 2013 in Southern Italy by a local and international group of artists and thinkers, along with Musagetes. FHU focuses on generating new ways of sharing and creating knowledge by experiencing life in common. The name Free Home University gestures toward a non-vertical, energy-liberating, insurgent environment (Free), within a protected and intimate space (Home) committed to create a temporary, autonomous, community of learners (University). A full immersion into a collective experience, a coalitional approach in the definition and construction of the inquiry, sharing aspects of life and getting deeper in the context and struggles of our local communities, are considered fundamental values of this open–ended, research-based experiment in alternative education and aesthetic processes.

Alessandra Pomarico and Nikolay Oleynikov are the co-curators of Free Home University, a program initiated and developed with Musagetes.

Nikolay Oleynikov and Alessandra Pomarico


Art Gallery of Guelph.