Previously at the ICA - Events
14 Jan 2017
Please note: this event will take place from 11:15am until 6pm, with a break for lunch.
"Formal freedom is the freedom of choice within the coordinates of the existing power relations, while actual freedom designates the site of an intervention that undermines these very coordinates." (Slavoj Zizek, Organs Without Bodies)
radical reThink brings together leading educators, artists, designers, curators, and researchers for a day of talks, discussions and workshops to critically address urgent issues for Fine Art in Higher Education. Of interest to art students, educators and all who value community, this symposium considers strategies for building solidarities and enacting resilient alternatives to market-based models of education.
Grounded in practice, this critical and creative response draws on the inspirational activism of local and international practitioners, including contributors developing new decision-making models from reThink UvA (a response to the proposed restructuring of University of Amsterdam in 2015), to UAL’s successful fossil fuel divestment campaign.
radical reThink is SE Barnet, Marsha Bradfield, Georgia Brown, David Cross, Kelly Chorpening, Kyran Joughin and Ana Oppenheim.
The event opens with the ‘vertical’ model of transmitting knowledge from experts to audience, and moves towards the ‘horizontal’ model of knowledge exchange developed in radical democracy, feminist pedagogies, the Transition Town movement and Occupy. radical reThink aims to connect transmission, exchange and co-production of knowledge as complementary forms of learning and transformation.
Ana Oppenheim, Dr. SE Barnet and David Cross
Exercise: Mapping the Educational Ecology of the Arts towards the (strategic) reordering of the world beyond
Justice and Legitimacy in reThink UvA
Reclaiming our University
Ignorant schoolmasters, militant teachers and history lessons: building a community of (artist) scholars and (possibly) another University
Participatory art practice as emancipatory learning
UAL Divest: where next?
(Provided by urban foragers)
(Convened by Critical Practice/ Dr Marsha Bradfield)
(Led by Kelly Chorpening)
(Led by Kyran Joughin and Georgia Brown)