Open Forum was a collective learning project based on the philosophy that an informed community is best able to guide its
own future. The hierarchical academic tradition of teacher and students was replaced with a collective discussion group model
applied in workshops and classroom settings. The idea was to transform education away from academics and popular culture.
The project continued for 10 years with no paid staff, completely run by volunteers.
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