A co-operative art school? Workshops
This series of workshops will explore potential models for a co-operative form of art education. The workshops are participatory and experimental, progressing through stages and open to anyone who would like to contribute. You do not have to come to all workshops, but if you can that would enhance continuity between sessions. Continue reading A co-operative art school? Workshops
A co-operative art school?
A co-operative art school? is a research project on co-operative education, alternative art education, radical pedagogy, self-organisation and other dimensions of a co-operative learning environment. The project is supported by an Artquest Research Residency award at the Conway Hall Humanist Library.
What would a co-operative art school look like? Who is it for and what would the benefits be? How would it work? These are some of the questions that this research project will address. If you would like to contribute please come along to the workshops or fill in the survey and scroll down for more ways of getting involved. Please check back soon, this page will be updated regularly with more information and resources. Continue reading Co-operative Art Education
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION RESOURCES
A list of resources, information, tools and critical writing on alternative education. Continue reading Alternative Education Resources
Radical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group
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? Continue reading Radical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group (2019)
A series of workshops on alternative art education and self-organisation from 2017 to 2019. Continue reading WORKSHOPS
ART&CRITIQUE was a peer-led alternative art education network dedicated to critical engagement with art practice, theory and research. It was founded in November 2015 and based at The Field New Cross and Larc in Whitechapel. We employed collaborative, co-operative and collective models of pedagogy and organisation and fostered alternative models of art education in a series of public events. Continue reading ART&CRITIQUE (2015-2019)
The STUDIO CRIT was an opportunity for artists, curators, designers, film-makers and other producers to present their work to an audience of peers for discussion and feedback. These events were free and open to everyone. Please scroll down for the guidelines and event archive.
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ALTERNATIVE (ART) SCHOOLS & NETWORKS
Overview of alternative art schools, free schools, projects, support networks and vanguards of the alternative education movement. Originally compiled as part of a collaborative research project by ART&CRITIQUE, with contributions from Laura Hudson, Katie Tysoe and Johanna Kwiat. This is a ongoing research project and the page will be updated regularly. Please get in touch if you are associated with a school, project or network that is not on this list, or if you want to amend or expand the entry. Continue reading ALTERNATIVE ART EDUCATION
ALTERNATIVE (ART) EDUCATION & RADICAL PEDAGOGY
For more titles on alternative art education see School of the Damned‘s online Open Library, Antiuniversity Now‘s collaborative public reading list on radical education and anarchist pedagogy (where you can add your own suggestions), and Evening Class‘s themed are.na resource sharing and bookmarking channel. Continue reading ALTERNATIVE (ART) EDUCATION & RADICAL PEDAGOGY
Bibliography on self-organisation, collectivity, co-operation and collaboration. Most of the links lead to accessible online copies, others link to the publisher’s page or other sources of additional information. Continue reading SELF-ORGANISATION
[SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
The SYMPOSIUM book club was a monthly open-access reading group for artists, researchers and anyone interested in the intersections between art practice and critical theory. Everyone was welcome to propose a text and facilitate the reading group. Continue reading [SYMPOSIUM] BOOK CLUB
Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
This course maps the theories and discourses that inform the production and reception of contemporary art, providing a supportive environment to develop your practice and articulate your ideas on the production, exhibition and interpretation of art. Continue reading Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
Curating Contemporary Art
This course explores histories, theories, practices and critiques of curating, enabling students to develop and establish their own critical understanding and approach to curating and contemporary art practice. Continue reading Curating Contemporary Art