Vera List Center, “By Any Name: A Tiny Archive of Critical Viewpoints on The New School” (2009)

Category : Arts, Founding

This slim volume in the guise of an exam book contains responses submitted by members of the university community to questions about institutional identity and memory posed by the By Any Name team: the Vera Lista Center, internal to The New School, and Parts & Labor, an external entity whose staff consists of three New School alumni. These statements were solicited as part of an exhibition which examined the art of preservation at an institution with a legacy worth some attention. Renowned for its commitment to progressive adult education and socially-minded scholarship, The New School has a lot to live up to – recording its identity, over time, is an essential part of its responsibility to its own future, and to a general posterity.

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