School of Commons (SoC) is a community-based initiative dedicated to the study and development of decentered knowledge, located at the Zurich University of the Arts. Promoting a broad, integrative understanding of knowledge, we focus on matters of organization surrounding the production and mediation of knowledge. Founded in 2017 as a student-run space for self-organized education, our aim is to build an open environment that enables participants to collaboratively innovate, scrutinize, and discuss knowledge practices under their own direction. For this purpose, we invite public, collectives, and individuals of all disciplinary backgrounds to share their curiosity and become members of our epistemic community. Apart from opportunities to contribute to events and publications, we specifically offer temporary positions in three different ‘research labs’.
School of Commons is excited to announce an Open Call for all three of our labs: LEARN, READ, and MAPP. We are offering 16 places, available to individuals and collectives, with project budgets available. The individual calls can be found via: