Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Education in Arts

Education in Arts

Dates: Oct 17 / Nov 7 / Nov 22 / Nov 28

Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61, Ground floor and V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media (film screening), Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

Admission: Free; the presentations are open to the public

 

Lecture # 1: Thurs Oct 17, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs

Surfing the Semiosphere: Exploring New Ways to Navigate our Worlds

Judith van der Elst, anthropologist/archeologist

Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy

 

Master class # 2: Thurs Nov 7, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs

BioTRANSlab: Hacking Science for a Transfeminism Narrative

Paula Pin, artist, trans-feminist performer, bio-hacker and initiator of BioTransLab

Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy

 

Film Screening # 3: Fri Nov 22, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs

Film screening Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (Fabrizio Terranova, 2016)

Guests tbc. In collaboration with Erasmus University College and V2_Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam.

Location: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media

 

Book Talk # 4: Thurs Nov 28, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs

Field Essays: Éloj Kréyol

With: artist/researcher Sophie Krier, designers Dimitri Zephir and Florian Dach and Rolando Vázquez, associate professor in sociology at University Utrecht/University College Roosevelt.

Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy

 

Hereby we cordially invite you for the event series Learning With Others. As part of the seminar ‘Contemporary Issues in Art and Design Education’ we present a series of public events related to examining the role of experimental artistic and multidisciplinary learning practices. Hereby we aim to introduce students into diverse conversations on problematizing the structures and ecologies of knowledge production based on the human-centric Enlightenment paradigm. Today’s struggle to comprehend the increasing social complexities and ecological uncertainties, as well as the long-term implications of technology on the lives of humans and multiple species, calls for re-evaluating current habits of sense making about what we see, feel and know. Post-humanist discourse in affiliation with colonial studies, assemblage, multispecies and feminist paradigms, have a potential to see a greater image of today’s complexities, and call for new paradigms of interpreting, complicating and disturbing the very foundations of knowledge production constructed by Western scientific and philosophical thought.

The first lecture Surfing the Semiosphere by Judith van der Elst, explores new ways to navigate our worlds. Birds, not only do they communicate vocally, they can use their feathers to send messages, as gesture but also as sound during flight. Humans talk; we speak different languages, and yet we employ many other ways, such as gestures, to get messages across. This is an enriched sensory and multimodal repertoire that reaches beyond the dominant western knowledge system. Rooted in the fields of social- and bio-semiotics as well as in experiences in the outdoors, Judith van der Elst explores different ways to categorize our worlds and will argue that in order to move beyond our current institutional boundaries, we need a different framework in which these perceptions and categories can be grounded and understood. Getting (back) in touch with our sensory selves can help us navigate our current predicament of changing weathers. During her talk she will guide us into shifting scales and perspectives, serving as a springboard for designing new – embodied  – learning environments from which different knowledge can be created and emerge.

Judith van der Elst is an archaeologist and creative entrepreneur currently residing on the EU continent. She received her PhD from the University of New Mexico (USA). With a passion for teaching and learning in the land, she currently leads a semi-nomadic lifestyle to explore the possibility of new rural-based ‘laboratories.’ As a creative practitioner she has long been interested and has used emerging, spatial technologies such as GIS and remote sensing. Increasingly she focuses on near-surface/ambient sensing /biosensors- to expand our experiential and embodied learning and comprehension toolkit in order to access different worlds in our sphere. No longer just a personal desire, she believes a new way of doing research and practice focused on embodied knowledge is necessary to face our future challenges toward a just and healthy world. She has explored this approach through prior transdisciplinary collaborations, among others with Urbino University, Aalto University Media Lab: Systems of Representation, and BIoArt society Finland.

 

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Welcome. Feel free to engage or just observe. Take a seat, walk around, talk to us. Listen to our presentations, join our discussions. Have something to eat.

We are the class of 2019 and this is Pedagogy of Insist_ence. A safe space, a learning space, an ‘other’ space. Where going against the grain is something we believe in, even though it leaves its marks. Where we push through our own discomfort and where we invite you to be uncomfortable with us. So we can learn from it and create something new. To see the quality of something that is different or unusual.

Pedagogy of Insist_ence is a symposium organized by the students of the Master Education in Arts of the Piet Zwart Institute, and part of the WDKA Graduation Show 2019. During this symposium, the students will share stories about their graduation projects: their insights, their struggles, the beauty that came out of their discomfort (or the ugliness that came with it). From primary/secondary and higher education to museum education and participatory practices, they seek to inspire you – fellow educator / colleague / passing stranger – with performances, presentations, discussions, and interviews. They aspire to bring insist_ence to education.

 

Participating students: Darly Benneker, Marjolijn van den Berg, Mona Dekker, Andre Hasan, Mark Shillitoe, Jan Siebers and Ariadne Urlus

TENT, Auditorium Witte de Withstraat 50 July 13, 11.00 – 17.00 (including collective lunch)

For additional information please visit: http://meia.pzwart.nl

Full Programme

With special thanks to the Willem de Kooning Academy and TENT for their kind support and hospitality.

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The reader Class Running in Circles was produced in the context of the thematic seminar Contemporary Issues in Art and Design Education, which took place from September until December 2018. Each chapter of this reader is a response of the Master of Education in Arts students to the problematics put in the center during the seminar’s kick-off: a three-day visit to the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. We don’t need another hero.

An important point of focus in this were the potentials of and possibilities towards alternative modes of knowledge production. As the curatorial team of the Berlin Biennale states, it is important to refuse seduction “by unyielding knowledge systems and historical narratives that contribute to the creation of toxic subjectivities. We are interested in different configurations of knowledge and power that enable contradictions and complications.”

Starting from their unique contexts and positions as educators, artists or designers, thinkers and citizens, the students addressed the question: What are the mechanisms and languages of different or ‘other’ configurations of knowledge? And how can we practice them? The biennale inspired us to search answers to this question by disturbing our own habit of producing the meaning. Through insecurity in and disturbance of the conventional know-how, this publication is a students’ query for possible ways of teaching and for learning conditions that allow validation of multiple ‘others’ to be part of creating knowledge narratives. They made a conscious choice to publish it in a digital format so that it could be easily shared with others.

We would like to express our gratitude to the people who shared with us their thoughts, practices and struggles and without whom this reader would not be possible: the director and curator of the Mediation of the 10th Berlin Biennale Mona Jas, a member of the Biennale’s curatorial team Thiago de Paula Souza, and artist Khadidiatou Bangoura.

You can find the publication online below:

CLASS RUNNING IN CIRCLES

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The Master Education in Arts welcomes enthusiastic and engaged educators/tutors in the field of secondary, vocational and higher art and design education, museum educators and artists and designers with an interest in pedagogical practices. We welcome cultural professionals working in- as well as outside an institutional environment (workshops, labs, et cetera), because we think that in these kind of collaborations and interdisciplinarities, the education of the future will take shape. The relation between practice and theory is a central feature of the programme, as well as focusing on pivotal contemporary developments and issues in art/design education. We devote attention to pedagogy, cultural theory, digital cultures and transdisciplinarity (STEAM education), education philosophy, museum education, maker education, participatory/public practices, and so forth. In 2019-2020 we intend to particularly focus on maker education, interdisciplinarity (art-science-technology) in secondary education, collective participatory/public practices, as well as inclusivity in education.

De Master Education in Arts staat open voor enthousiaste en geëngageerde docenten uit het middelbaar onderwijs, MBO, hoger kunst en designonderwijs en uit de museumeducatie en biedt ook ruimte aan kunstenaars en ontwerpers met een educatieve / experimentele praktijk. We besteden aandacht aan zowel de binnenschoolse educatie als de buitenschoolse educatie (labs, maker spaces), omdat we denken dat in deze interdisciplinariteit het onderwijs van de toekomst vorm zal krijgen. De relatie tussen theorie en praktijk staat centraal in ons programma en het verkennen van de belangrijkste thema’s en vraagstukken in het kunstonderwijs. Daarbij besteden we aandacht aan pedagogiek, hedendaagse ontwikkelingen in kunst en design, culturele theorie, digitale cultuur en transdisciplinariteit (STEAM onderwijs), educatiefilosofie, maker education, museum educatie en participatieve kunst- en werkvormen. In 2019-2020 sporen we docenten uit het middelbaar onderwijs en MBO die geïnteresseerd zijn in maker education en de verbinding tussen kunst, wetenschap en technologie, aan om zich aan te melden.

Information about how to apply can be found here. If you have any questions please contact our course coordinator: demsm@hr.nl.

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The Piet Zwart Institute admits candidates on a rolling basis from December 2018 to May 2019, until all positions in the cohorts are filled. May 1st is the final deadline for applications for the academic year 2019-2021 (for European and Dutch applicants only). The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment. The programmes of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre. While students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences, there are also strong connections to the city, its complex history and dynamic urban environment. We have four master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Master Lens-Based Media, Master Experimental Publishing and the Master Education in Arts. All are founded on a shared interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning, intensive individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of the academy, while simultaneously valuing speculative spaces for reflection and knowledge building that is made possible through the rigorous academic framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.

If you would like to apply for one of the programs of the Piet Zwart Institute, please follow the link to our online application tool.

Image: Michaela Lakova.

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Time: Thursday November 8, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, entrance Wijnhaven 61, 4th floor, large project space (W.4.320). Admission: Free, but because of a maximum number of participants (25), please register via demsm@hr.nl

Hereby the Master Education in Arts cordially invites you to participate in the lecture/workshop Un/Chronological Timelines by Lineo Segoete from Another Roadmap to Arts Education. Another Roadmap for Arts Education is an international network of practitioners and researchers working towards art education as an engaged practice in museums, cultural institutions, educational centres and grass-roots organisations in twenty-two cities on four continents. They view arts education as deeply embedded in social and political contexts – but also as a possibility to question and transform the social. Within the lecture/workshop, working in groups, participants engage with histories of arts education from different locations and their relations.

Lineo Segoete is co-founder and co-director of Ba re e ne re Literary Arts, an NGO in Lesotho, which promotes critical literacy creative writing and storytelling. She is also co-convener of the Another Roadmap to Arts Education / Africa Cluster, freelance writer, knowledge-management consultant and a 2016/2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow from Vanderbilt University in the USA. Lineo Segoete is a woman-child who engages in various forms of storytelling including writing, research and photography. Her restlessness drives her to wander in places and the head spaces of other Homo sapiens, in search of knowledge and understanding. Her curiosity and inquisitivity make her a lifelong scholar who likes love and beautiful things but also a sceptic and questioner of things.

The idea of making the Un/Chronological Timelines workshop into a card game evolved from an exercise introduced at a workshop within the Vienna Arts Education Festival in October 2017. During the game a temporary interactive timeline is constructed by the participants, including information from their own contexts. Such timeline has an un/chrono/logical character, because the elements of it are not fixed. New connections between cards are established every time they are played with. The way history is represented keeps changing and evolving and is open to be questioned, de- and re-constructed and represented in new ways. 

The workshop is presented by the Master Education in Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy in collaboration with Annette Krauss and Casco Art Institute’s First Annual Assembly for commoning art institutions.

See: http://casco.art/en/program/more

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Master Education in Arts – Graduation Presentation 2018 Pedagogy in Context Symposium Reading Room

Friday & Saturday July 6 – 7: Symposium Pedagogy in Context, TENT. (live screened in the Reading Room). TENT., Auditorium, Witte de With straat 50. July 6: 11.00 – 20.00 hrs (drinks afterwards) July 7: 11.00 – 17.00 hrs

July 4 – 8: Reading Room, WdKA, Piet Zwart Institute, 4th floor, Wijnhaven 61. Opening 4 July: 17.00 – 23.00 hrs July 5 – 6: 11.00 – 23.00 hrs July 7 – 8: 11.00 – 18.00 hrs

The Master Education in Arts of the Piet Zwart Institute cordially invites you to her Graduation Presentation 2018 taking place at two locations this year: the Willem de Kooning Academy and TENT. Rotterdam. The graduation projects of the students are presented adopting two different formats: the symposium Pedagogy in Context, hosted by TENT., and a Reading Room at the Willem de Kooning Academy, both being part of the WdKA Graduation Show 2018.

The symposium Pedagogy in Context at TENT. consists of workshops, presentations, performances and discussions. It introduces the diverse experimental contexts and research methodologies of the students’ graduation projects as well as the diversity of their educational practices. Visitors are invited to participate in an open discussion on the urgencies of contemporary art/design education. The Reading Room at the WdKA offers a space where visitors can access the students’ research projects, as well as the ‘living archives’ of their theoretical and practice-based research. There is also a live screening of the symposium.

Participating students: Susana Carvalho, Fieke Dieleman, Felix Dorer, Marianne van Horssen, Emily Huurdeman, Amy Pickles, Desiree Kerklaan, Marian Ouwerkerk, Marine Poyard, Benjamin van der Spek, Maarten de Vugt and Viki Zioga.

Detailed information about the symposium program will be released soon on this website and our graduation website: http://meia.pzwart.nl

Full programme Symposium

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Research and Experimentation in Art and Design Education

The Master Education in Arts is two-year 60 ECTS part-time programme specifically developed for working practitioners/educators. The course has an interdisciplinary focus, allows for experimentation, is taught in English and accepts students from the Netherlands and within the EU at large. The programme explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues that span different practices and discourses: education, pedagogy, art, design, cultural theory, digital cultures, public practices, education philosophy, museum education and so forth. Classes are taught on Friday and Saturday every two weeks at Piet Zwart institute on the 4th floor of the WdKA/Wijnhaven.

The curriculum is designed for educators in the field of secondary/vocational and higher art and design education, museum educators and artists and designers with an interest in pedagogical/public practices. We also explicitly welcome cultural professionals working within and outside and institutional environment (workshops, labs, et cetera). Peer learning and being part of learning community exchanging knowledge and experiences, is a key feature of our programme. The course prepares graduates to engage with formal educational structures as well as informal learning environments.

Application deadline: May 15

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The Nominees for the Max van der Kamp Scriptieprijs 2017 are announced.

Mascha van Zijverden, alumni from the Master Education in Arts (graduate in 2016) is one of the recipients of the Award, with her thesis: “Recrafting Craft”

Process making in biographical theater, artistic PhD research and crafts in fashion education. Three theses with these subjects have been nominated for the Max van der Kamp Scriptieprijs 2017. Onderzoeksconferentie Cultuureducatie en Cultuurparticipatie on the 5th of February, the LKCA will award this prize for the 5th time. The winner will receive 1,000 euros and may publish in the magazine Cultuur+Educatie.

Read full article here

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Time: Thursday November 9, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th floor. Admission: Free

The Master Education in Arts cordially invites you for a lecture by Elizabeth Graham and Amal Khalaf.

You are already in it

Through a series of collective exercises and readings, we will discuss listening as a pedagogical space for collectivity, reciprocity and care. Sharing research developed from The Centre for Possible Studies and our current Serpentine Projects we will reflect on practices of listening, mapping, archiving and collective action. How do we move beyond the subject/object dynamic of social practice? Fred Moten says that ‘you are already in it’, you are already in the thing that you call for and that calls for you. What does it mean to work in socio-political context and how can community practice within arts institutions be a practice of solidarity?

* For the participants: Please bring a sound to share that responds to the question: what is the sound of solidarity? Recordings should last between 1 – 2 minutes.

Elizabeth Graham

Elizabeth Graham studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, graduating in 2009. She is a curator and educator based between London and Amsterdam. She is currently Assistant Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, connecting artists, communities, self-organised groups and campaigns through long term residency programmes in the city. Alongside her role at Serpentine, Elizabeth also curates a range of public art commissions for UP Projects, including Constellations a working group at Flat Time House that supports artists to develop their practice by exploring socio-political contexts as the site for artistic practice. Prior to this, Elizabeth has worked at a variety of arts organisations including; Arnolfini (Exhibitions; John Akomfrah, Moving Targets), Tate Britain and Modern (Learning/ Artist-in-Residence Programme) and as an education researcher for the South London Gallery (ongoing). Since 2014, Elizabeth has been a tutor of Self-Directed Research on the Master Education in Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and co-organises How To Show Up? an ongoing writing and performance series at Sans Serrife, Amsterdam.

Amal Khalaf

Amal Khalaf is an artist, researcher and currently Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, working on the Edgware Road Project since its inception in 2009. In addition she is the Commissioning Editor of Projects for Ibraaz, and a founding member of artist collective GCC.  Previously she has worked at Gasworks, London and the Townhouse gallery, Cairo as well as co-directing the 10th edition of the Global Art Forum, Art Dubai in 2016.  Amal’s work has been presented at the University of Pennsylvania; Goldsmiths College, London; MoMA PS1, NY; New Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Musee D’Art Moderne, Paris; The Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; Serralves, Porto;  amongst others in educational and cultural contexts.

Image caption: Sketch by artist Nicolas Vass as part of ‘Language, Resistance, Theatre’ project.

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