Ivan Dominic Illich, born 1926, Vienna, Austria. ‘was a Roman Catholic priest, theologian, philosopher, and social critic. His 1971 book Deschooling Society criticises modern society’s institutional approach to education, an approach that constrains learning to narrow situations in a fairly short period of the human lifespan.’


See L.M. Sacasas about Ivan Illich in his episode of tools for conviviality: Care, friendship and hospitality (https://theconvivialsociety.substack.com/p/care-friendship-hospitality-reflections)

Likewise, in Deschooling Society, Illich wrote, “We need research on the possible use of technology to create institutions which serve personal, creative, and autonomous interaction and the emergence of values which cannot be substantially controlled by technocrats.” “We need,” he adds, “counterfoil research to current futurology.”