What School Won’t Teach You

Education is the foundation of progress.

Most traditional education was––and still is––designed to create a consumer class of workers willing to ride the train of environmental nihilism and human exploitation to its final destination: climate catastrophe, cultural erasure, ethnic cleansing, and societal breakdown. Slow Factory created Open Edu to cultivate the critical thinking and knowledge to dismantle harmful systems.

Our free and accessible series of anti-colonial, intersectional classes center the voices and perspectives of People of the Global Majority.

Open Edu is more than a school. It is a practice of collective liberation.

Current Semester: Spring 2022 This presentation contains ASL interpretation This presentation contains open captions

Jan 28

Spiritual Capacity with Syntyché Francella

Collective Healing
Feb 4

Poetics, Politics, and Paradoxes of Sand with Nehal El-Hadi

Material Literacy
Feb 9

White Supremacy + Beauty Politics: Part 2 with Dr. Yaba Blay

Fashion & Beauty Politics
Feb 11

Leather: Fashion’s Dirty Secret with Céline Semaan

Regenerative Economics
Feb 18

Material Literacy: Microplastics with Seetal Solanki

Material Literacy


Feb 25

Special Edition: WM–Tangible Solutions with

Regenerative Economics
Mar 4

Living Systems: Planting Liberation with Adib Dada

Environmental Impact
Mar 18

Algorithmic Bias with Tazin Kahn

Systems & Design Thinking
Mar 25

Designing Accessibility, But Make it Fashion with Sinéad Burke

Fashion & Beauty Politics
Apr 1

Counter Culture Civ: Part I—The Commons with Dr. Maytha AlHassen

Critical Media Studies
Apr 8

From Our Bodies to the Land: Disability & Climate Justice with Patty Berne

Critical Media Studies
Apr 15

What is Sustainable Journalism? with Tahirah Hairston

Critical Media Studies
Apr 22

Exploring Content Pollution with Sophia Li

Critical Media Studies
May 6

Pollution is Colonialism with Dr. Max Liboiron

Environmental Impact
May 20

Ethics and Human Rights in Space with Sahba El-Shawa

Environmental Impact
May 27

Orientalism & Environmental Injustice with Dr. Suja R. Sawafta

Environmental Impact