Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Publication Launch: FROM 0 TO WORDS

Publication Launch: FROM 0 TO WORDS

Time: Saturday December 12, 15:00 hrs.
Location: Piet Zwart Institute – Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam
Admission: free

The Master Education in Arts hereby would like to cordially invite you to the publication launch of FROM 0 TO WORDS: 12 X 12 Entries to Arts Education.

FROM 0 TO WORDS is edited, written and compiled by the 1st year students of The Master Education in Arts in the framework of the seminar Contemporary Issues in Art and Design Education, taught by Elisabeth Klement.

As the starting point of this seminar students visited the exhibition Black Mountain. An Interdisciplinary Experiment,1933-1957 (Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin), responding to questions like: How can Black Mountain College serve to fuel the current debate about models of creativity and collaboration today in art and design education? What kind of urgencies are students, educators and participants facing today working side by side with the creative industry?

FROM 0 TO WORDS: 12 X 12 Entries to Arts Education is a lexicon of 156 words that touch upon important terms to teach participants artistic, design and educational practice. Using the concept of a primer (a small book containing basic facts used to structurally map a subject in order to learn), the key words are assembled in alphabetic order. The definitions given to the words take various forms: writings, image essays, republished texts, visual pieces, diagrams etc. Together they form of a compelling, shared vocabulary, addressing urgencies in artistic/design and educational practice.

We very soon got to six yards to the mile. Then we tried a hundred yards to the mile. And then came the grandest idea of all! We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile! (…) It has never been spread out, yet (…) the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight! So now we use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well’. 
- Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893) 

Contributors: Janneke Baken, Felix Dorer, Marina Martinez Garcia, Ilse Leenders, Ilon Lodewijks, Luca Menesi, Shailoh Phillips, Annemarie Piscaer, Marine Poyard, Sebastian Schneiders, Marta Alex Tur and Robin Vermeulen