Fred Dewey

Fred Dewey was a philosopher, artist, editor/publisher, educator, and civic activist based in Los Angeles and Brussels. His writing has been published in anthologies and international periodicals including the New Statesman, the LA Times, and numerous magazines, ‘zines, and monographs. Dewey had conducted public working groups on the writings of Hannah Arendt around Europe and in the USA, including his Portable Polis, sponsored by ZK/U across Berlin in the summer of 2017. He co-founded the successful push to place neighborhood councils (now numbering 107) in the Los Angeles City Charter, while directing the Los Angeles poetry/arts center Beyond Baroque from 1996 to 2010. Dewey has performed text works with the artists Jeremiah Day and Simone Forti and is author of The School of Public Life (doormats; 2015).

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