Potluck chat & Vagabondism Class - June 2nd 2009
Potluck + Vagabondism Class:
Potluck 6-7:30pm EST
Optional film 7:30pm “Wild Boys of the Road”
Class 9-10pm EST
During the potluck Tuesday we will entertain a handful of questions related to transience, discuss conceivable travel projects and vagabonding’s relationship to alternative economies and art making.
For our class meeting this Tuesday we will discuss Riding The Rails, depression era youth on the move. Both the introduction, and accompanying text are available at
The optional film is “Wild Boys of the Road” and will be screened at the Public School and Basekamp. We are in the process of determining whether some of the class films can be streamed on the internet for remote viewing in the near future.
Transience as a viable and sustainable creative action, historical models and resources
Beginning May 26th, six meetings every Tuesday
At The Public School, Los Angeles and Basekamp, Philadelphia
or join us from anywhere on Skype. Connect to username BASEKAMP
Two groups will meet in person, one in Los Angeles and one in Philadelphia and we will connect via Skype with others joining remotely . There are two main goals set out for Vagabodism. One is to form a notable historical framework highlighting examples of vagabonding and/or transience during the last one hundred years. A few examples we will study include looking at modern peripatetic peoples, transient teens during the Great Depression, or the open-land experiment known as Morningstar during the 1960’s. The second goal is to highlight online resources and fellows peers’ personal travel accounts to aid in the organization of a travel experiement with fellow participants.
Join us every Tuesday night – in person, or on Skype, skypename: ‘basekamp’
If you come to the potluck in person, be sure to bring a dish :)
(basekamp space: 723 Chestnut St, 2nd floor, Philadelphia usa)