Following from YES. YES. I KNOW. FREE SCHOOL. I KNOW. (Five Years 2009) and taking advantage of the free use of the Bethnal Green Library Lecture Hall, Five Years/ Ladies of the Press have called for a wide range of proposals, from fantastical performances to academic papers, to form a programme of events that respond to the idea of the Public Lecture, pedagogic experience and the open/ free educational initiative.
This was an open invitation for anyone to propose a participatory activity to be carried out as part of the programme. What constitutes a 'Public Lecture' was freely interpreted and defined by participants. Participation was free, and all events are open to the public. Each proposed lecture/ performance/ presentation/ paper should be contained within a two hour time slot.
All proposals were accepted* from those submitted and invited. ALL submitted proposals are presented throughout the duration of the Programme as part of a Reading Room Archive situated in the Lecture Hall. Material, documentation enquiries and correspondences accrued throughout LECTURE HALL. FREE SCHOOL. will also be available and form the basis of the Archive. A publication (published by Five Years and Ladies Of The Press, Edited by Edward Dorrian, Ana Cavic, Renée O'Drobinak ) will be published utilizing archive material and contributions made by participants (all rights reserved) as part of an on-going archiving project TEXT/BOOK.
LECTURE HALL. FREE SCHOOL is an unfunded project. Neither Five Years nor Ladies of the Press are financially supported by any funding body. Bethnal Green Library's support is entirely in kind and in no way contributes to the material and financial support of any proposed work.
Participants include: Alex Schady/ Antje Hildebrandt/ Avaes Mohammad/ Bryony Kate Gillard / Carly Juneau/ Charlotte Knox-William/ Christine Sullivan & Rob Flint/ David Berridge, Karen Di Franco/ Concrete Radio, Marit Muenzberg, Tamarin Norwood, and Mary Paterson/ Edward Dorrian/ Elliott Harris/ Fay Nicolson & Charles Ogilvie/ Francis Summers/ Froso Papadimitriou/ Geopolyphonies Collective/ Hamja Ahsan/ Johanna Linsley/ Jonathan Trayner/ Kate Wiggs & Joanna Austin/ Kathryn Faulkner/ Larry Achiampong, Ben Youngman, Roi Driscoll and Sharon Dabrowa/ Lee Campbell, Phil Harris, Adrian Lee, Patrick Loan, Heidi Wigmore/ Leslie Safran/ Matthew MacKisack / Michael Schuller/ Neil Ferguson/ Nela Milic/ Nicolas Vass/ Oliver Guy Watkins/ Patricia Vidal Delgado / Patrick Loan/ Paul Tarragó/ Pier Vegner Tosta/ Rachel Cattle/ Rebecca Birch/ Sandra Erbacher/ Seth Guy/ Steve Richard/ Tele-Geto: John Cussans / Vasileios Kantas & Jo Bradshaw