Potential Plug-In Lessons

What follows are partial lists for potential lessons for our as-yet-unscheduled weeks on the syllabus

Yusaku Kamekura, Yusaku Kamekura: His Works, Japan, 1971; via Letterform Archive


  • Balázs Bodó, “Pirates in the Library: An Inquiry into the Guerilla Open Access Movement,” 8th Annual Workshop of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property, University of Glasgow, July 6-8, 2016.
  • Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Twitter thread on library funding and open access (October 27, 2021).
  • Martin Paul Eve, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
  • Martin Paul Eve and Jonathan Gray, eds., Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access (MIT Press, 2020). 
  • Martin Paul Eve, Cameron Neylon, Daniel Paul O’Donnell, Samuel Moore, Robert Gadie, Victoria Odeniyi, and Shahina Parvin, Reading Peer Review: PLOS One and Institutional Change in Academia (Cambridge University Press, 2021).  
  • Martin Paul Eve, Open Access @ eve.gd.
  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick, “Working in Public” in Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019):  132-80.
  • Silke Helfrich, “Allmende Instead of Open Everything” in Jesko Fezer and Studio Experimentelles Design, (How) Do We (Want to) Work (Together) as (Socially Engaged) Designers (In Neoliberal Times)? (Sternberg Press, 2021): 260-74. 
  • Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom. Understanding Knowledge As a Commons: From Theory to Practice. (MIT Press, 2011). 
  • Joe Karaganis, ed., Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education (MIT Press, 2018)
  • Christopher Kelty, Balázs Bodó, and Laurie Allen, Guerrilla Open Access (Memory of the World / Post Office Press, 2018). 
  • Alex D. Ketchum, Engage in Public Scholarship: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accsesible Communication (Concordia University Press, forthcoming 2022).
  • +Knowledge Futures Group 
  • Marcell Mars, Manar Zarroug, and Tomislav Medak, “Public Library and the Return of the Repressed,” Memory of the World (2017). 
  • Peter Murray-Rust and Sarah Kearns, “More to Open than Access,” Commonplace (November 15, 2021) [podcast: 46:37]. 
  • Lucy Montgomery, et. al., Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities (MIT Press, 2021). 
  • Ros Pyne, with Christina Gessler, “Open Access Publishing Explained,” New Books Network [podcast: 45:48].
  • Shadow Libraries,” Monoskop. 
  • Cornelia Sollfrank, Felix Stalder, and Shusha Niederberger, eds., Aesthetics of the Commons (diaphanes, 2021). 
  • +Rosario Talevi, “How to Make a Parasitic Reading Room,” Jesko Fezer and Studio Experimentelles Design, (How) Do We (Want to) Work (Together) as (Socially Engaged) Designers (In Neoliberal Times)? (Sternberg Press, 2021): 356-67. 
  • Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, “The Licit and Illicit Nature of Mass Digitization” in The Politics of Mass Digitization (MIT Press, 2018). 


  • Emily Apter, “O Seminar!Cabinet Magazine 39 (Fall 2010). 
  • Architectures of Knowledge Interdisciplinary Research Network.
  • Davarian Baldwin, In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities are Plundering Our Cities (Bold Type Books, 2021).; New Books Network [podcast: 1:20:17]. 
  • Design Studio for Social Intervention (Lori Lobenstine, Kenneth Bailey, and Ayako Maruyama), Ideas Arrangements Effects (DS4SA / Minor Compositions, 2020). 
  • Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, and Anna-Maria Meister, eds., Radical Pedagogies (MIT Press, May 2022); Radical Pedagogies research project. 
  • Federico Doglio, “The Architecture of Education,” Canadian Centre for Architecture (2014). 
  • Elizabeth Ellsworth, Places of Learning: Media, Architecture, Pedagogy (Routledge, 2005). 
  • Reinhold Martin, Knowledge Worlds: Media, Materiality, and the Making of the Modern University (Columbia University Press 2021).
  • +Theron Schmidt, “What If We Think of the Classroom as a Work of Art? Performance, Collaboration, and Social Engagement Considered as Pedagogic Practices,” Arts and Humanities in Higher Education (2020). 



  • *Kathleen Lynch and Mariya Ivancheva, “Academic Freedom and the Commercialization of the Universities: A Critical Ethical Analysis,” Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 5:1 (2015). 
  • Henry Reichman, The Future of Academic Freedom (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). 
  • Henry Reichman, Understanding Academic Freedom (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021).