Gabriel Cornelius von Max [1889] Monkeys as Judges of Art. Oil on canvas, 85 × 107cm. Neue Pinakothek, Munich.


Radical Pedagogy Reading Group Launch

Friday, 22 February 2019, 7-9pm
LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
Closest stations: Whitechapel / Aldgate East
Suggested donation £2, booking link coming soon

Join us on Friday, 22 February 2019 for the first meeting of the Radical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group, we will exchange ideas, review the research questions and determine the syllabus.

ART&CRITIQUE workshop, First Alternative Education Open-Day 2017. Photo School of the Damned.
ART&CRITIQUE workshop, First Alternative Education Open-Day 2017. Photo School of the Damned.

We received many interesting and diverse proposals covering almost all the relevant topics that we would like to address. There are too many proposals to dedicate a reading group to each one within the next 12 months, so we have grouped them around common themes.

Proposals that are not selected for the syllabus will be retained as reference material in the further reading of each section and hopefully we will come back to them later on.

19:00-19:15 Intro (15min)
ART&CRITIQUE, alternative art education and the aims of the Radical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group. Background, aims and reasoning of the project.

19:15-19:30 Introductions: Why are we here? (15min)
Please introduce yourself. Why are you here? Please share a (positive or not so positive) experience of art education or alternative art education that you would like us to consider.

19:30-20:00 Group reading & discussion (30min)
We will read and discuss short texts on alt art education in groups of 3-4 and then feedback to the larger group. This prevents group think and allows a greater diversity of ideas to circulate within the group.

20:00-20:30 What is alternative art education? (30min)
Select a research question and self-organise into groups. Review, replace, revise or amend the research questions collectively and feedback to larger group. Please look for your own research question if you want to contribute to revisions.

20:30-20:45 Determine the syllabus (15min)

20: 45-21:00 Prioritise the research questions (15min)
Review and revise the sequence of research questions, have discussions to resolve disagreements, finalise the syllabus and head to the pub.

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