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URgh!#1: alternative art education
The first issue of URgh! on alternative art education includes critical essays, histories, documents, guides, interviews, fiction, poetry and visual art on alternative art schools, study groups, peer-led and self-organised education, collectivity and collaboration, co-operative art education, mutual aid, alternative economies, creative labour and the critique of neoliberal reforms in higher education. URgh!#1 on alternative art education launches on Saturday, 25 July 2020 at the Alternative Art Education (Slow) Marathon.
A co-operative art school?
A co-operative art school? is a research project on co-operative education, alternative art education, radical pedagogy and self-organisation, with the ultimate aim of raising awareness about cooperative art education and starting a co-operative art school. The project is supported by an Artquest Research Residency 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 you can fill in the survey or scroll down for more ways of getting involved. Please check back soon, this page will be updated regularly with more information and resources. To receive updates please join the mailing list.
Radical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group
The Radical Pedagogy Research Group is a public forum and peer-led participatory action-research project on alternative art education, radical pedagogy and self-organisation, with the practical aim of developing a self-organised alternative studio programme. The reading group meets on the last Friday of every month, it is free and open to everyone who wants to join as long as they commit to the reading. We plan to organise additional workshops, screenings and other events that will emerge from our research. Please book your place and download the reading.
Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk
Saturday, 26 May 2018, 12:00 -19:00
Deptford Railway Station, Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU
Many thanks to Paul Clayton and Darshana Vora for their assistance
Continue reading Deptford Art & Gentrification Walk (2018)
ART&CRITIQUE was a peer-led and volunteer-run 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 and LARC. 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.
The Politics of Art
Current debates about political art or aesthetic politics do not take the politics of art into account. How can artists address social politics when the politics of art remain opaque?
An Ideal for Living is a sound installation and intervention that periodically broadcasts announcements in public spaces. The announcements are modelled on public service announcements (PSAs) and their content is drawn from political speeches, institutional Tweets, news articles, advertising, personality profiles from self-help books and personality assessment tests popular in the corporate workplace. These include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Keirsey Temperament Sorter, DiSC Management Strategies, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), the IPIP-NEO Personality Test and others. Continue reading Her Master’s Voice Presents AN IDEAL FOR LIVING
Episode 1. An Ideal for Living
At the sound of the engines you strap the seat belt on tight and settle down anticipating take-off. Continue reading Walkthrough (2001)