Symposium

4 February 2017, 10.00-19.00

The Real Estate of Education

Source: Glendon P. Nimnicht & Arthur R. Partridge, Designs for Small High Schools (Greeley, Col.: Educational Planning Service, Colorado State College, 1962), p. 74

As part of the research exhibition Learning Laboratories, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht organizes the symposium The Real Estate of Education. The symposium takes place on Saturday 4 February 2017 from 10.00 to 19.00 hrs. in the Tuinzaal of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht (Agnietenstraat 1).

The symposium The Real Estate of Education departs from the exhibition’s aim, namely to reconstruct ideas on the future of education from around 1970, and examines critical issues in the organization of art education and sharing knowledge today. The program addresses alternative practices of pedagogy prompted by the current crises in education and beyond. It includes a keynote lecture by art historian and writer Tom Holert (Berlin), panel discussions moderated by writer and theorist Tom Vandeputte (Berlin/Amsterdam) and artist and lecturer Annette Krauss (Utrecht/Vienna), and a closing lecture by art historian and sociologist Pelin Tan (Mardin).

The first panel, moderated by Vandeputte, departs from seminal texts on radical pedagogy written around 1970 to explore how pedagogical concepts and models articulated at the time speak to contemporary challenges in educational practices and political struggles.

Moderated by Krauss, the second panel addresses the coloniality of the prevailing concepts of pedagogy today, and asks how these ideas are institutionalized through and intertwined with the modernist project of education. The panel also explores possible counter-narratives to these dominant educational practices.

The day concludes with a lecture and closing remarks by Tan, whose research projects on art, architecture, and urbanism concentrate on the spatio-social self-organization of education.

Participants are invited for drinks at BAK after the symposium, where the exhibition Learning Laboratories can be visited till 21.00 hrs.

Although the symposium is free of charge, registration is required. To register, please send an email to [email protected] As this event is fully booked, we are currently working with a waiting list.

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