University of Ignoramuses

Logo Universität der Ignorantinnen mit angebissenem Apfel

To give more space to utopias and to the discussions surrounding the epistemic dimension of our praxis, maiz decided to establish the University of Ignoramuses. The starting point of our university is the realization that everyone is ignorant, as long as bodies of knowledge are possessed and knowledge continues to be produced without a critical reflection of the power dimension and the violent processes of legitimization and de-legitimization of knowledge and without implementing the resulting consequences in praxis. Our utopia is the collaborative production of counter- hegemonic knowledge. In order to organize and continually advance this attempt, it is necessary for us to acknowledge the existence of a violent ignorance (permitted ignorance) as well as embrace the concept of reciprocal learning/teaching (nobody is "tabula rasa"). Through our work within the university, we want to inscribe our doing in the tradition of other struggles that attempt to minimize the distance between intellectual work and political activism, theory and praxis.  Our ultimate goal is to generate knowledge that can contribute to the transformation of the world! We are going off. With our many questions. Walking, we will find one or two answers and more questions. “The answers we find because we are walking” (Zapatistas).


General information about the antropophagic week (German) from 14th to 16th of November 2014.

Detailed description of workshops and presentations (German) on Saturday, 15th of November 2014.

in the framework of the University of Ignoramuses

Wissenslabor 22- Care-Flechtungen – Kämpfe verbinden

Ein Projekt von
2014 - laufend