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Education in Arts

Education in Arts

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

Field Essays: Éloj Kréyol

With: design-duo dach&zephir (Dimitri Zephir and Florian Dach), Rolando Vásquez, associate professor in sociology at University Utrecht/University College Roosevelt.

Moderator: artist/researcher Sophie Krier.

Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61

Admission: free, the presentation is open to the public

How can we decolonize design, and its curriculum? The fourth issue of the experimental editorial series Field Essays brings to the fore the research Éloj Kréyol by design-duo dach&zephir (Florian Dach and Dimitri Zephir). Initiated in 2015, Éloj Kréyol is an attempt to reconcile, reactivate, and transmit neglected artisanal and cultural lifelines in the genealogy of the French Caribbean archipelago. Field Essays is a research platform that explores peripheral practices probing unknown territories, methods and works. It is initiated and led by artist / researcher Sophie Krier and released through Onomatopee.

After a short introduction by Sophie Krier on the process of making the book, designers Dimitri Zephir and Florian Dach will share the cultural, ecological and economical stakes of their field research in Martinique. In a short statement, respondent Rolando Vázquez, associate professor in sociology at University Utrecht / University College Roosevelt, will be asked to share the questions, which the book raises, from the position of his field of work, decolonial aesthesis. A concluding round table will open up questions regarding the book’s content, form, and motives to the audience.

dach&zephir is a design studio based in between Paris and Guadeloupe, transforming History, habits, and cultural contrasts into objects/things. They define themselves in between the industrial world and the research part in design. They aim to create a space where spreading is in fact reassembling, where cultures, stories, habits and technics become a way of creating. Stories and History are their entry point in design, from domestic behaviors, memories or cultural heritage there is always more than a “pretty shape” in their projects. For them objects are “a medium of the mind”, if we pay enough attention to it, it can tell you something, ask you something or make you realize something.

Sophie Krier is a relational artist, researcher, educator and editor. Through her work she interweaves biographies of beings and places, and conceives tools and situations for collective narration and reflection. Her practice moves between intense periods of fieldwork and editorial/publishing activities (book- and filmmaking, exhibition design and moderation). Between 2004 and 2009 Krier led the undergraduate programme designLAB (Rietveld Academie, NL). On invitation of University College Roosevelt (NL), Krier developed Art & Design Practice, an undergraduate programme on visualising ideas in the spirit of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Since 2008, Krier leads Field Essays, a series of hybrid publications, which enables listening pauses between practitioners and thinkers across disciplines.

Rolando Vásquez contributes to the movement of decolonial aesthesis and thought. He is associate professor of sociology at University College Roosevelt, affiliated to the research institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) and the Gender Studies Department of the University of Utrecht. With Walter Mignolo he has coordinated for ten Years the Middelburg Decolonial Summer School. In 2016 with Gloria Wekker et. al. he wrote the report of the Diversity Commission of the University of Amsterdam. His work seeks to transgress the dominion of contemporaneity, heteronormativity and modernity/coloniality. Developing the questions of ‘precedence’ and ‘the end of contemporaneity’ he seeks to contribute to decolonize institutions and subjectivities, epistemologies and aesthetics.

Image: Field Essays 55.3_Couverture_©dach&zephir_2019

 

Book Talk # 4: Thurs Nov 28, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs Field Essays: Éloj Kréyol With: design-duo dach&zephir (Dimitri Zephir and Florian Dach),... Lees verder

Events Series Learning With Others Film Screening # 3: Fri Nov 22, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs Film screening Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (Fabrizio Terranova, 2016) With: Irene van Oorschot and Shailoh Phillips. In collaboration with Erasmus University College and V2_Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam.

Location: V2_Lab for Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam Admission: For this screening a reservation is necessary. Please reserve at: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-film-screening-donna-haraway-story-telling-for-earthly-survival-76427989173

In Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016), Fabrizio Terranova presents a playful, intellectual and intimate portrait of one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time. Haraway, a multispecies feminist theorist and leading scholar in science and technology studies, draws on the figure of SF (science fiction, speculative fabulation, string figures, so far…) to ask how we can think-with, live-with, and be-with other humans and non-humans on a damaged earth. The urgency in her writings and ability to create new and generative narratives on how to “stay with the trouble”, has seen her theories embraced by designers / artists / academics / feminists / environmental activists and many others. Terranova’s documentary is both an accessible introduction to Haraway’s works, and a visual statement in itself: making the materiality and visuality of her thinking come alive on the screen. For this screening, the MA Education in Art and Design of the Piet Zwart Institute/Willem de Kooning Academy, Erasmus University College and V2_Lab for the Unstable Media collaborate to bring together difference audiences and knowledges, woven together by an introductory talk by Dr. Irene van Oorschot and afterword by Shailoh Phillips.

Dr. Irene van Oorschot is senior lecturer in the humanities at Erasmus University College. With her background in feminist and postcolonial science studies and pragmatist philosophy, Irene approaches the humanities as an important resource in thinking with and through human and non- and post-human realities. Teaching and researching, to her, are first and foremost practices of building collectives and archives – important tasks in individualized and forgetful times. Irene is especially interested in the relationship between knowledges and ecologies; or, in the way various ways of seeing and accounting for the world are situated within specific spaces and problematics. Her current focus extends her engagement with knowledge practices to include a concern with the materialities and temporalities of cognitive labor, the affective texture of knowledge practices and sites/spaces of intellectual escape.

Shailoh Phillips is a polymash media artist / researcher / educator. Originally trained in Anthropology, Philosophy and Cultural Analysis (University of Amsterdam, Humboldt University), she has spent the past decade working in the field of digital media and design education, as well as cultivating a collaborative studio practice of cross-media projects and tinkering with electronics. She works along the interstices between digital/analogue, making/thinking, art/engineering, theory/practice, building interdisciplinary bridges. Her practice revolves around fostering playful forms of resistance and seeking out pressure points to act in the face of social inequalities and unfolding ecological disasters. In 2017, she graduated from the MA Education in Arts and Design (Piet Zwart Institute). She is a researcher in the Critical Making Consortium, teaches Hacking and Digital Crafts at Willem de Kooning Academy, and in the Design, Curating and Writing Master at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

Events Series Learning With Others Film Screening # 3: Fri Nov 22, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs Film screening Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly... Lees verder

Events Series Learning With Others

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 Admission: Free: the presentations are open to the public

BioTRANSlab is a nomadic laboratory open to experimentation with the body and technology, based on the proposal to learn by doing. As a queer trans-hack-feminist science laboratory (s), this lab seeks the opening of a particular space-time, a place for the confluence of cyber-witches and alchemists. One of the BioTRANSab proposals is to think of us as a constantly changing subject, multiple existences that are no longer defined and do not focus on the division between object and subject, but can be seen as a configuration of other possible narratives that no longer conform to the binarism inherited from modern Western culture. We flow and become, change and tans-form(C)tion, we are the constant re-articulation of complex entities, of uncertain transits and bio-processes, we are meta-organic entities, degenerate post.formations, we are the negation of the pre-existence through the traces that leave the desire and the affections.

Paula Pin is a researcher and artist activist with a strong inclination towards research and experimentation processes with collective and free technologies. She has undertaken residencies at institutions such as CERN, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris), KASK School of Arts (Gent), Prototyp_ome at Hangar (Barcelona), Gaîté Lyrique (Paris) and Quirky Ecologies at Click Festival (Helsingor). Although her work emerges from a scientific tradition of research and experimentation, it relates to drawing, abstract video, circuit bending and lab experiments, and is always located in the intersection where biology, science and queer art collide. Paula Pin has an interest in DIY-DIWO technologies, hacking and hardware electronics in a context of learning by doing. She co-founded a trans-hack-feminist electronics open laboratory (Pechblenda) in Calafou. Most recently she has been designing and fabricating the devices for the BioTRANSlab, developing a line of hardware (HardGlam) for a Gynepunk project that is used for autonomous gynecology practices and health ecological investigation.

Events Series Learning With Others Master class # 2: Thurs Nov 7, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs BioTRANSlab: Hacking Science for a Transfeminism... Lees verder

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.

 

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... Lees verder

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

The reader Class Running in Circles was produced in the context of the thematic seminar Contemporary Issues in Art and Design Education, which... Lees verder

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.

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... Lees verder

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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