Radical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group
Friday, 22 Feb 2019, 7pm — 9pm
Larc, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Closest stations: Whitechapel / Aldgate East
Suggested donation £2, please book your place
Fuelled by economic crisis, austerity and the liberalisation of higher education, alternative art education has burgeoned into a full-blown movement in the last decade. But what is alternative art education? Who is it for and what is it alternative to?
Join us on Friday, 22 February 2019 for the first meeting of the Radical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group, a monthly forum and research project on alternative art education, radical pedagogy and self-organisation – with the practical aim of informing the development of an alternative studio programme.
In the first meeting we will exchange ideas, review the research questions and determine the syllabus. The reading group will meet on the last Friday of every month and we plan to organise additional workshops, screenings and other events that will emerge from our research.
There are as many different formats and models of alternative art education as there are art schools, but in what ways is alternative art education expected to be different from traditional art education? Should alternative art schools try to emulate accredited MFAs or are they expected to radically re-imagine art education? How should alternative art schools be organised, structured and funded? Should alternative art schools challenge art institutions and the art market?
We welcome contributions from anyone who wants to join the research group and collaborate with us to develop a self-organised alternative studio programme. We welcome artists, researchers, educators, students and anyone who wants to contribute to the objectives of the research project. These include but are not limited to the following topics in the context of alternative art education:
modalities of art education in practice and theory
the neoliberalisation of art education
reform of formal art education
co-operative art education
practice and theory
knowledge and epistemology
skills and de-skilling
creative labour and precarity
alternative economies in art practice and art education
the educational turn in art practice and curating
self-organisation in art practice and education
collectivity and collaboration
To book a ticket and send us your proposed questions, books, articles and films for the reading group please complete and submit the online form by Friday, 15 February 2019. Please consult the existing proposals in the Draft Reading List before you make your proposal.