Learning Otherwise

This series of lectures entitled, Critically Committed Pedagogies: Learning Otherwise, examines unexpected sites and paradigms of learning, with the aim of plotting spaces for maneuverability, if not resistance or possibilities for imagining and acting otherwise in the present.

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Join us for Living as Form at Castrum Peregrini
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International Conference: LIVING AS FORM

First day with keynotes by: Renzo Martens, Patricia Kaersenhout and Pierluigi Sacco.
On 2nd day ‘Open Space Technology’ facilitated by Mahir Namur, with contributions by Tandem (ECF, Breg Horemans), A Sharing Academy (Merlijn Twaalfhoven), University of Utrecht, dept. Community Art: Practice and Theory (Eugène van Erven), DasArt Creative Producer (Barbara van Lindt), Willem de Kooning Academy (Renee Turner), University of the Arts Utrecht (Thera Jonker), Sandberg Institut (Thomas Spijkermann)

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Waiting for my review copy….
Learning

For the past year, I’ve been interviewing different people engaged in art, design, curating and pedagogy to better understand the changes and challenges art schools face.  Throughout these conversations, questions about value surfaced again and again. Last week I was contacted about writing a review of Against Value in the Arts and Education for the…

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Willem de Kooning Academy Studium Generale talk with Jan Verwoert
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Studium Generale, lecture by Jan Verwoert on “appropriation–>invocation–>supercommodification”

Jan Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory, based in Berlin. He is a contributing editor of frieze magazine, his writing has appeared in different journals, anthologies and monographs. He teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, the de Appel curatorial programme and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

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Dear Bill: an ongoing conversation on art education
Learning

As my eyes catch yours in passing, I think about the Black Mountain College, and what it must have been like. Did you even use the word ‘curriculum’, or was there simply an unspoken symbiotic flow between lessons and like minds? I can’t imagine what it must have been like to work alongside Josef and Anni Albers – his disciplined studies on colour and her textiles and weaving.

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Conversation with Nana Adusei-Poku and John Akomfrah
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For me, the two most timely and memorable quotes of the evening were from The Stuart Hall Project, where Hall says “Race is the lens through which people come to perceive that a crisis is developing.” In the wake of Ferguson, no truer words could be spoken about current economic and social divides.

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Screening of The Stuart Hall Project followed by a conversation between John Akomfrah and Nana Adusei-Poku
Learning

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art hosts the screening of The Stuart Hall Project and a conversation with the director John Akomfrah, in collaboration with the Piet Zwart Institute and the Research Professorship for Cultural Diversity. This event is conceived by the Piet Zwart Institute’s Interdepartmental Think Tank. The group is composed of representatives from the Creating 010 Research Centre, staff members, students from each programme and the Director of the Piet Zwart Institute. Looking at how interests can be shared across courses, they plan interdisciplinary projects and public programming.

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ART for MEMORY – Karen Bernedo and Orestes Bermudez Rojas (Peru) in Conversation with Renée Turner
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This event hosted and organised by Castrum Peregrini in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund and is part of Culture in Action 2014 Prince Claus Awards Week.Lecture ConversationArt for Memory7 december, 19 uurEntrance 5 euro; students 3 euro;RSVP at E: productie@castrumperegrini.nl Karen Bernedo and Orestes Bermudez Rojas will present their work and enter into a…

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The launch of SuperGlue
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Yesterday I moderated an evening with media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, digital folklore archivist and net art pioneer Olia Lialina, and the developers of SuperGlue, the follow-up to HotGlue. The event marked the launch of the platform, which enables users not only to design their own website within a browser interface but also run it from…

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COOKIE! & Conversation at the Piet Zwart Institute
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As a part of Art Rotterdam, the MFA program at the Piet Zwart Institute launched COOKIE, a collection of essays by Jan Verwoert edited by Vivian Sky Rehberg and Marnie Slater, and designed by Nienke Terpsma. Launched with (yes, it’s true)  cookies and tea –  The process of writing was central to the discussion.  Nienke…

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