Cathedral of Shit

has taken a well earned GAP year

It’s Chriiiiiiistmas!

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 2, 2010

And what could be more festive that a student sit in?

We heartily support you, Slade Students.

Follow them here:
http://twitter.com/#!/SladeOccupation

Our Statement
THE OCCUPATION OF THE SLADE SCHOOL OF FINE ART

We believe that the current proposed cuts to university funding threaten the existence of arts and humanities education in England and Wales. It is for this reason that we have made the decision to occupy the Slade School of Art building. We demand that the government provide the same protection for arts and humanities in universities as is provided for the sciences. We vehemently oppose the transformation of the university system into market based model; education should be a public debate, not a private economy.
Therefore we the students of the Slade are offering a space for the assembly of all art colleges in England in order to organise non-violent direct action against what we view as an attack by the government on the arts. This is not a virtual exchange, this is a physical assembly. We are demonstrating the value of physical space for art education through the continuation of our day-to-day activity, as well as by inviting other colleges to participate in open events, lectures and workshops. Our occupation is not designed to be disruptive, nor will it engender any damage to the building. Rather, we want to highlight the value of intellectual and cultural exchange within art courses. This is not a boycott, it is an act of support.

One Response to “It’s Chriiiiiiistmas!”

  1. SLADE OCCUPATION said

    The court case for our eviction (and that of those occupying jeremy bentham room at UCL just across from our building) was adjourned today until tuesday! The occupation lives on. Thanks for your support

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