Night School on Anarres

Night School on Anarres was a temporary school examining utopian proposals of twentieth-century anarchism. Drawing from Ursula K. Le Guin’s seminal sci-fi novel The Dispossessed, and focusing on her construction of the fictional anarchist planet Anarres and its language Pravic, children and members of the public were invited to participate in language and social studies classes. Part sci-fi set, part classroom, part roundhouse theater, the Night School on Anarres installation was a site where utopic ambitions could be collectively imagined, performed and discussed. Through novel pedagogic approaches, the installation invited participants to learn about the planet's language, customs and behaviors.