Auteur Topic: DNU of Value  (gelezen 2301 keer)

Offline Nelis

  • e-Gulden, meer dan geld
  • Eindbaas
  • *****
  • Berichten: 1.263
  • Karma: +24/-10
  • Oprichter BRVC
    • Bekijk profiel
    • tBrabantsKWARTIERTJE
DNU of Value
« Gepost op: 20 maart 2015, 23:38:21 »
De Nieuwe Universiteit van Waarden is gisteren tot stand gekomen. Voor de laatste updates bezoek je de facebook pagina https://www.facebook.com/DnuValue (liken mag) en volg je twitter https://twitter.com/DnuValue.
Stop met leren:Start met denken
Donaties worden gewaardeerd
Leet9yr7pqvEJhvHBvmdDnFKSVT7q2GwiV

Offline Nelis

  • e-Gulden, meer dan geld
  • Eindbaas
  • *****
  • Berichten: 1.263
  • Karma: +24/-10
  • Oprichter BRVC
    • Bekijk profiel
    • tBrabantsKWARTIERTJE
Re: DNU of Value
« Reactie #1 Gepost op: 20 maart 2015, 23:55:08 »
Values that can't be quantified: Statement on the appropriation up till now.

Over the last week statements from all around world have reached us. From London to Italy, from Australia to Toronto, from Mexico to Australia. Universities all around the world have started occupations, sit-ins, walk-outs and protests or reached out to us to show us their solidarity. These universities have their different issues, from Ofxord occupying for divestment to the London School of Arts occupying against budget cuts, but they are united in their fight for tomorrows education. Even though it's hard to get a uniform picture, all these universities seem to be protecting values that can't be quantified. Values that might not give economic results, values that might weigh on the balance of universities, but vital values nonetheless because they are human, they are inclusive, because they are the values of the civilization we are striving towards. Inside and outside academia.

All these universities are citing the ‪#‎maagdenhuis‬ as their inspiration and we are delighted with this unintended result of our actions. Every new message lifts our spirits, and nourishes our souls. "Toronto in the house" someone shouts "Dublin has posted their solidarity!". We cheer, look each other in the eye and realize again that we are trying to change the world. To facilitate this global movement and connect the different universities we've decided to communicate in English more than in Dutch accept for issue that are explicitly local. We encourage the existing actions and hope for new ones to come. A wish we explicit on twitter by the hashtag ‪#‎whosnext‬ ?
Occupying a building is easy. It starts with five determined people in a room that don't leave when security asks them to do so. What comes next is more difficult: agreeing on demands, negotiating with the board, maintaining a clear image in the press and marching across the institutions. We've been working on this for the last months and we will keep on working in the future. We are not (yet) satisfied with what our board has offered and want to stress the importance of a democratic elected board that can be held accountable and a research of the financial status of the university especially regarding real estate as well as our other demands.
We've noticed that the counterforce has been awakened. Last week 30 of our students were hit by the police in a narrow alley in a way that seems not entirely according to the regulations for student beating. In the media we perceive that the lack of progress in our negotiations with the board leads to a focus on less relevant issues. The frame that some journalists are trying to push is that the protest is seized by "professional radical activist". We would like to know who is paying these people (Russia?) and wether they are currently hiring. We also encourage journalists to actively research this claim and present us the results. In our current view it's different. Although some experienced activist have indeed joined our ranks, the majority consists of students who have found slightly more radical means after the democratic means were exhausted. The wearing of masks during demonstrations for instance has been a reaction of students on the 100.000 euro fines that the board tried to impose on specific students during the occupation of the Bungehuis. Wearing a mask during protests has been necessary for parts of our group although we try to keep an open character.

Our protest has not been a painless process. Students of our 'University of Colour ' department have been threatened and others have been aggressively treated by media. But our movement is not saintly either. We regrettably have heard that one of our group has threatened a journalist of Folia. This does not benefit our movement and we want to fight with more peaceful means. We will try to prevent such incidents in the future but cannot, like a formal organization, control the behaviour of everyone. If such things would happen again we hope they will be reported immediately and solved on the spot.
We have turned the Maagdenhuis into a public place. Apart from the appropriation, apart from the internal and external negotiations and apart from being beaten in a narrow alley, we've run somewhat of a cultural centre over the last three weeks. We've had great speakers such as Gloria Wekker, Joris Luyendijk and David Graeber speaking to large crowds. We've had great bands like de Kift, Jungle by Night and the Mysterious Nomad Travellers (amazing!). We've had theatre workshops, cinema nights and endless discussions on everything. But all these activities should not lead attention away from our political fight.
Because we are an open space we are also currently attracting a minority of mentally fragile people who are attracting attention from the ever story searching media. These people are indeed in small numbers present in the Maagdenhuis, we wouldn't want to hide this if we could for they are part of the society we live in, even if you normally don't see them. Because we are striving towards an open, inclusive and human society we've not excluded anyone up until now and we hope to be able to maintain this . Should this be our pitfall, we will jump in it, consciously and with open eyes. But before we do so we urge media, big and small, to focus on the political process that is occurring, however slow that process may be.

A last word needs to be said about the red square that has become the symbol of this movement that originates from the Quebec protests of 2005. It refers to the English expression "Being squarely in red" which means having a high student debt and experiencing difficulties to pay that. This issue is very relevant in Anglo-Saxon cultures and is of increasing importance in the Netherlands were student subsidies will be cut as of next year resulting in ever increasing debts. This is a vital issue, way more vital than the resonance with some square in Moscow that is, by the way, originally baptized as "The beautiful square". The red square became the symbol of the student protest in Quebec, and it has been adapted by student protests ever since.

May the word spread, may students and professors speak up and address their issues with or without occupation, may we live as if the universities and societies we want are already here.

With hope,


The Maagdenhuis

#maagdenhuis ‪#‎bungehuis‬ ‪#‎uva‬ ‪#‎folia‬ ‪#‎nos‬ ‪#‎nrc‬ ‪#‎studentprotest‬ ‪#‎protest‬ ‪#‎hope‬
Stop met leren:Start met denken
Donaties worden gewaardeerd
Leet9yr7pqvEJhvHBvmdDnFKSVT7q2GwiV

Offline Nelis

  • e-Gulden, meer dan geld
  • Eindbaas
  • *****
  • Berichten: 1.263
  • Karma: +24/-10
  • Oprichter BRVC
    • Bekijk profiel
    • tBrabantsKWARTIERTJE
Re: DNU of Value
« Reactie #2 Gepost op: 30 maart 2015, 00:25:35 »
DNU of Value Mission Statement:



Crisis & Alternatief - De Johan Cruijff r3\/0_|utie in het onderwijs



De Nieuwe Universiteit van Waarden beoogd een Johan Cruijff revolutie in het onderwijs tot stand te brengen. Hierbij speelt niet langer het management de leidende rol bij besluitvorming, maar heeft deze slechts een faciliterende rol. De creatieve geest van de leraren als sociale kunstenaars moet bij besluitvorming evenredig vertegenwoordigd worden. We onderkennen 2 uiterste bewustzijnshoudingen, waarbij niet kwantificeerbare creativiteit en impulsen aan de ene kant van het spectrum staan en het eenzijdig materieel rendementsdenken aan de andere kant wordt geplaatst.



Er is bij alle participanten een besef dat recht niet altijd rechtvaardig is en de moraal van de democratie de authenticiteit van de afweging is. In dit verlengde is er vastgesteld dat in de huidige tijd de kwantitatieve benadering van de managers de overhand heeft op de kwalitatieve benadering van de sociale kunstenaars, zoals leraren of artsen en is er de conclusie getrokken dat het verschil tussen waarde en prijs nooit zo groot is geweest als in de huidige tijd.



Door educatie kan met nieuwe inzichten een vermenselijking van de samenleving worden bereikt. Hoe dit bereikt kan worden zal in de toekomst besproken moeten worden. Een begin van de omwenteling in de verhouding tussen de creative geest en het faciliterend management zal door DNU Value worden gedirigeerd door een 3-tal seminars in het vooruitzicht te stellen onder de titel Crisis en Alternatief, waarvan de eerste via dit mediakanaal zal worden aangekondigd



Om het nieuwe beschavingsprincipe te verwezenlijken is er besloten om naast euro’s ook donaties in e-Gulden en Litecoin te accepteren, donaties worden gewaardeerd:



LdG99WdePjfFW4M4HVmRWkVBzaDMTkQ6Cc









DNU of Values MISSION STATEMENT



CRISIS & ALTERNATIVE - The Johan Cruijff R3\/0_|ution in Education



The New University of Values envisions a Johan Cruyff revolution in education. Hereby management no longer plays a leading role in the decision-making process, but only fulfils a facilitating role. The creative spirit of the teachers as social artists must be proportionally represented in this process. We recognise the existence of two extreme mental attitudes, whereby non-qualifiable creativity and impulses represent side one side of the spectrum, and the one-sided materialistic profit-thinking is placed on the other part of the spectrum.



All participants share the notion that justice is not always justified and that the morale of democracy equals the authenticity of the consideration. In this aspect it has been concluded that nowadays the quantitative approach of management overrules the qualitative approach of the social artist in the form of teachers, doctors and other professionals. It has moreover been concluded that never before has the discrepancy between price and value been so great.



By means of education, new insights can lead to humanisation of our society. How this can be attained will have to be broadly discussed in the near future. A beginning in the revolution of the relationship between the creative spirit and facilitating management will be directed by The New University of Values by means of hosting three workshops under the general title: Crisis and Alternative. 



To support this new principle of civilisation a decision has been made to not only accept euros as donation but also accept e-Gulden and Litecoin, donations are appreciated and will be used to achieve the goals of DNU Values:



LdG99WdePjfFW4M4HVmRWkVBzaDMTkQ6Cc
Stop met leren:Start met denken
Donaties worden gewaardeerd
Leet9yr7pqvEJhvHBvmdDnFKSVT7q2GwiV

Offline Nelis

  • e-Gulden, meer dan geld
  • Eindbaas
  • *****
  • Berichten: 1.263
  • Karma: +24/-10
  • Oprichter BRVC
    • Bekijk profiel
    • tBrabantsKWARTIERTJE
Re: DNU of Value
« Reactie #3 Gepost op: 30 maart 2015, 00:44:43 »
het postadres is

DNU Values
Spui 21
1012 WX Amsterdam
Stop met leren:Start met denken
Donaties worden gewaardeerd
Leet9yr7pqvEJhvHBvmdDnFKSVT7q2GwiV

Offline Nelis

  • e-Gulden, meer dan geld
  • Eindbaas
  • *****
  • Berichten: 1.263
  • Karma: +24/-10
  • Oprichter BRVC
    • Bekijk profiel
    • tBrabantsKWARTIERTJE
Re: DNU of Value
« Reactie #4 Gepost op: 01 april 2015, 15:00:29 »
Eventueel e-Gulden spaarplan wordt graag geaccepteerd, leven jullie nog wel, ik had in de afgelopen maand een telefoontje wel leuk gevonden. Daarnaast de vraag of alle vouchers opnieuw geactiveerd kunnen worden aangezien de huidige beveiliging ervoor zorgt dat alle energie die ik in de verspreiding heb gestoken voor niets is geweest.
Stop met leren:Start met denken
Donaties worden gewaardeerd
Leet9yr7pqvEJhvHBvmdDnFKSVT7q2GwiV