Initial draft of a statement by the Antiuniversity, probably authored by Joe Berke. Joe Berke was inspired by the existential psychiatry of RD Laing that was mainly based on a critique of society in terms of its inhumanity and the repressive functioning of civilisation. The final statement published in the Antiuniversity’s first prospectus was more Marxist in tone, likely due to the intervention of Allen Krebs.

Initial draft of a statement by the Antiuniversity, probably authored by Joe Berke. Joe Berke was inspired by the existential psychiatry of RD Laing that was mainly based on a critique of society in terms of its inhumanity and the repressive functioning of civilisation. The final statement published in the Antiuniversity’s first prospectus was more Marxist in tone, likely due to the intervention of Allen Krebs.

The conceptual artist John Latham announced a course in the prospectus of the Antiuniversity with the title Antiknow. When I interviewed him in 2003 three years before his death in 2006, he told me that he didn’t really do anything at the Antiuniversity. His only contribution was a work of art he left in the building at Rivington Street. The images here were found at Flat Time House, his former home and at present an archive and exhibition space. 

In the interview he described the piece like this: “I just remember it. I went there once and I took a piece there which was quite an interesting piece. I left it there and didn’t go back, and I have lost it. But the piece itself was a school demonstration model of life forms under a glass, and I had taken it to them as it was an antiuniversity so they would understand, that if one of the life forms was a little trunk of a book, which was burnt, that could also be part of the biological domain. “

From the Antihistory Tabloid, Ed. Jakob Jakobsen, 2012

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Herbert Marcuse presentation Liberation from the Affluent Society at the Dialectics of Liberation International Congress July 1967.

This is side two of the 11th LP vinyl record out of 23 that was intended to be published after the congress by the Institute of Phenomenological Studies in 1968. Only 17 records were eventually published.

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Herbert Marcuse presentation Liberation from the Affluent Society at the Dialectics of Liberation International Congress July 1967.

This is side one of the 11th LP vinyl record out of 23 that was intended to be published after the congress by the Institute of Phenomenological Studies in 1968. Only 17 records were eventually published.

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David Cooper’s presentation ‘Beyond Words’ at the Dialectics of Liberation International Congress July 1967.

This is side two of the third LP vinyl record out of 17 published by the Institute of Phenomenological Studies in 1968. Initially 23 records were planed.  

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David Cooper’s presentation ‘Beyond Words’ at the Dialectics of Liberation International Congress July 1967. David Cooper is seen on the first image in the second row on the record cover.

This is side one of the third LP vinyl record out of 17 published by the Institute of Phenomenological Studies in 1968. Initially 23 records were planed.  

Here Jeff Nuttall’s course script The Function of Failure from Antiuniversity of London Number One Spring 1968.

Jeff Nuttall published the manuscript from his course in the one and only magazine published by the Antiuniversity of London during spring 1968. Here The Importance of Difficulty from his lecture on Saturday March 16 1968. Jeff Nuttall (1933 –  2004) was a poet, publisher, actor, painter, sculptor,  jazz trumpeter, and a central collaborator with Alex Trochhi on Project Sigma. In 1968 his published Bomb Culture, an inside account of Counter Culture in London from early 1960s onwards. 

The woman in the picture you have of Allen Krebs and David Cooper is not Sharon Krebs. It is Liz Salt.
Anonymous

Wow, thank you so much. In all my research I have never heard about Liz Salt. There are so few women visible in relation to the Antiuniversity so I would be very interested in knowing more about what Liz was doing at the AU. And of course I am also curious if you know more about the everyday at Rivington Street in 1968.

Best Jakob

Below the image (http://antihistory.org/post/17946248042/allen-sharon-krebs):

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David Cooper, Sharon Krebs (?) Liz Salt (?) and Allen Krebs at the Antiuniversity as shown on BBC in February 1968.

The Cultural Congress of Havana took place in January 1968, a month before the Antiuniversity opened its door. A number of the intellectuals and artists involved in the Antiuniversity of London went to Cuba for the occasion. The purpose of the Congress was to discuss the problem of culture in the Third World. David Cooper was among the delegates and he made a presentation to Commission II - the integral growth of man. The paper was reprinted in the one and only magazine of the Antiuniversity with title Towards Revolutionary Centres of Consciousness published during Winter 1968.

A Letter from Prison to my Black Brothers and Sisters was published in the Antiuniversity Magazine. With the letter is an invitation to an  Antiuniversity forum on Black Power on March 23, 1968. The speakers include David Cooper, Obi Egbuna, Allen Krebs, Leon Redler, and Brother Young - all teachers at the Antiuniversity.

A Letter from Prison to my Black Brothers and Sisters was published in the Antiuniversity Magazine. With the letter is an invitation to an  Antiuniversity forum on Black Power on March 23, 1968. The speakers include David Cooper, Obi Egbuna, Allen Krebs, Leon Redler, and Brother Young - all teachers at the Antiuniversity.

Bob Cobbing's visual poetry on the front and back page of the one and only magazine published by the Antiuniversity of London. The magazine consisted of a collection of texts and announcements from teachers and students of the university. The main texts were David Cooper's paper from the Cultural Congress of Havana and Jeff Nuttall's manuscripts from his courses as well as an announcement of a meeting on Black Power.

To supplement the catalogue of the first quarter additional flyers were mimeographed and distributed together with the printed catalogue. The initial interest from both potential students and teachers of the Antiuniversity were overwhelming. These supplements were somehow underlining the improvised and flexible structure of the Antiuniversity in-formation.

The first handfull of courses of the Antiuniversity was presented in International Times No. 24 published on January 19 1968 a little month before the opening. The inter-disciplinarian or rather anti-disciplinarian nature of this educational project was evident when going through the preliminary list of courses and people involved. 

The first handfull of courses of the Antiuniversity was presented in International Times No. 24 published on January 19 1968 a little month before the opening. The inter-disciplinarian or rather anti-disciplinarian nature of this educational project was evident when going through the preliminary list of courses and people involved. 

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R.D. Laing’s presentation ‘The Obvious’ at the Dialectics of Liberation International Congress July 1967.

This is side two of the fourth LP vinyl record out of 17 published by the Institute of Phenomenological Studies in 1968. Initially 23 records were planed.

Cocer Dialectics LP 4