Drawing on two decades of interventions in politics and culture, Fred Dewey’s The School of Public Life records the author’s efforts to revive and rethink public space from Los Angeles to Berlin and beyond. From his work in neighborhood councils and directing Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles, Dewey reexamines community life, art, history and self-government against the abyss of economics, parties and constructed powerlessness. The book explores the works of thinker Hannah Arendt, the poet Charles Olson, artist Joseph Beuys’ Office for Direct Democracy, experiments at Black Mountain College and Beyond Baroque, and Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott.
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