School For Designing a Society in NYC

March 4-24, 2013

When society’s values disturb you, but you feel strong, neighborly solidarity, maybe you want to clarify what you want.

When an issue consumes you, but you feel inarticulate and stuck, maybe you need some new ways of talking.

When advertising has co-opted your basic needs, and your self-presentation is still only by default, maybe you want to redesign your costume.

The School for Designing a Society invites you to

  • formulate a world you would prefer
  • compose a project in this world that points to that one
  • experiment every day with conversation and response

We welcome people from all walks of life to spend time in each other’s company inventing the change we want. Join us for the March 4th-24th session in New York City.

Through inventing and experimenting with new ways of talking about desires, intentions, performances and responses, we search for new consequences!

What’s your role in all this? What’s the change you desire?

Make it here!

General Information

Cost: Sliding scale available. Please contact us if you need financial assistance. We do not want finances to prevent anyone from participating with us.

Tuition: $1500 for 3-week session. To confirm your registration, we ask you to pay your non-refundable $500 deposit by January 30. We only have room for 20 students, so apply now!

Housing: We are not offering housing for this session; please make your own arrangements.

Travel: Travel to NYC is not included in the fees. If you plan to meet us there, please arrive by the evening of March 3rd.

Registration: To confirm your registration, we ask you please to (1) Apply here and (2) Send either your full payment ($1500) or a non-refundable deposit ($500) by January 30:


apply no particular educational background is required; the prerequisite is the desire to participate in designing a society.

upcoming read about our upcoming programs and workshops for the year.

touring read about our touring and performance schedules for the year.

courses listed both alphabetically and by topic & a number of interdisciplinary programs cross boundaries between disciplines.

what happens? designing a society is a project that intersects the formats of classroom, commune, performance ensemble, activist group.