How to re-civilize the university?

— by Jakob Egholm Feldt

As a problem for the philosophy and theory of the university: how can we think approaches to the current crisis of legitimacy, the fact that the university is no longer “civil”? The explorations, the work, towards a possible re-establishing of the university’s civility must, I believe, go through the realization that the future university is a project. Re-establishing the civility of the university means joining together. It is a process of making even small publics, of commoning, with others who care and long. Such minor key theorizing carries forward towards the project, the hopeful encounters when our communities are realized. It happens on the road.