CASTRO’s Library on Alternative Education

CASTRO launches a new project: a library on the theme of alternative education, radical pedagogy and informal learning.  The library is built collectively with local and international artists, curators, educators and researchers who contribute to the library by suggesting a book that was important for their practice and their understanding of alternative education. The texts in the library will provide different angles and approaches to the topic and will form the basis of a library which will be always expanding and that will nurture a dialogue on the topic between the local and the international scene. The library is freely accessible at CASTRO and it will continue to expand over time.

Img: La biblioteca di CASTRO per la LAB Corner Library ad ArtVerona, 13-15 ottobre 2023.

CASTRO: Library on Alternative Education

Suggested by Anna Colin:

  • Woods, G. and Woods, P. Eds. (2009) Alternative Education for the 21st Century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 
  • Tanner, N. L. (1997) Dewey’s Laboratory School: Lessons for Today, Teachers College Press, New York. 


Suggested by IUNO:

  • Illich, I. (1971) Deschooling Society. Marion Boyars Publishers, London, UK.
  • hooks, b. (2003) Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope. Routledge, UK. 


Suggested by Holly Graham:

  • hooks, b. (1994) Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Routledge, UK. 


Suggested by resina:

  • Paulo, F (1970, ed 1993),  Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Penguin Random House, UK. 
  • maree brown, a. (2017), Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds,  AK Press, USA.


Suggested by Bik Van Der Pol:

  • Bauman, Z. (2012) On Education:Conversations with Riccardo Mazzeo, Polity Pr, Cambridge, UK.
  • Gosh, Amitav (2016), The Great Derangement: Climate Change And The Unthinkable, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA. 


Suggested by Adrienne Drake:

  • Albers, J. (1963, ed 2013), Interaction of Color, Yale University Press, USA.


Suggested by Ahmet Öğüt:

  • Spivak, G. C. (2013), An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization, Harvard University Press, USA.
  • Malzacher, F., Öğüt, A., and Tan, P. Eds. (2016), The Silent University: Towards a Transversal Pedagogy, Sternberg Press, Berlin, Germany. 


Suggested by Manuela Pacella:

  • Goldsmith, K. (2011) Uncreative Writing. Managing Language in the Digital Age, Columbia University Press, New York.


Suggested by mother tongues:

  • KUNCI Study Forum & Collective (2020), Letters: The classroom is burning; let’s dream of a School of Improper Education, Ugly Ducking Presse. Brooklyn, New York.
  • hooks, b. (2010) Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom. Routledge, UK. 


Suggested by CASTRO:

  • Bik Van Der Pol (2005) With Love From The Kitchen, Nai Publishers, Belgium. 


Suggested by Ginevra Ludovici:

  • Helguera, P (2011), Education for Socially Engaged Art: A Materials and Techniques Handbook, Jorge Pinto Books.
  • Thorne, S (2017), School: A recent history of Self-Organized art Education, Sternberg Press, Berlin.


Suggested by Markus Waitschacher:

  • Rancière, J. (1987, ed. 1991), The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation, Stanford University Press.


Suggested by Francesca Pionati:

  • O’Neil, P. and Wilson M. (2010), Curating and the Educational Turn. Amsterdam: Open Edition / de Appel.


Suggested by Cesare Pietroiusti:

  • Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art, edited by Suzane Lacy, Bay Press, Seattle, Washington USA, 1995.


Suggested by Sara Torres Vega:

  • Blayton-Taylor B. (1978), Making Thoughts Become, New York, 1978.


Suggested by Sara Ortolani:

  • Freire P. (2017), Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Penguin Modern Classics


Suggested by Simone Bacco:

  • Global Tools: When Education Coincides with life 1973 – 1975, ed. Borgonovo V., Franceschini S., Nero Editions, 2019.


Suggested by Gaia Di Lorenzo:

  • Thorne S. (2017), School: A recent history of Self-Organized art Education, Sternberg Press.


Suggested by Paolo Canevari:

  • Fabro L. (2022), Lezioni 1983 – 1995, curated by Fabro S., Libri Scheiwiller


Suggested by Micheal Archer:

  • Scott J. C (1990), Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts, Yale University Press




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