Public lecture: Nora Sternfield “Some Thoughts About Learning Together. Strategies of Art Education as Critical Practices of Knowledge Production”

Location:
Kunstiteaduse ja visuaalkultuuri instituut (Suur-Kloostri 11, ruum 103).

Start Date:
20170221

Start Time:
18.30

You are cordially invited to a public lecture by Nora Sternfeld, Professor for Curating and Mediating Art at the Aalto University on Tuesday, February 21 at 18.30 at The institute of Art History and Visual Culture (Suur-Kloostri 11, Tallinn)

“Some Thoughts About Learning Together. Strategies of Art Education as Critical Practices of Knowledge Production”

How can we learn something that doesn’t exist yet? On the one hand this sounds paradoxical. But isn’t it on the other hand exactly what radical education is all about? Learning as a political and emancipatory practice has always been understood as a process towards another possibility: as a way to understand the social relations in order to change them; to understand them as they might only be understandable in another world. And maybe by doing so this one might change… As this process of self-transformation is a collective practice we can only learn it together. Following this thoughts the lecture will look at some examples of trafo.K – an office for art, education and critical knowledge production based in Vienna. We will discuss strategies for in-between spaces and contact zones that lay the ground for learning together.

Nora Sternfeld is Professor for Curating and Mediating Art at the Aalto University in Helsinki and co-director of /ecm — Master Program in Exhibition Theory and Practice at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She is co-founder of trafo. K, office for art education and critical knowledge production and part of freethought, platform for research, education, and production based in London. In this context she is was one of the artistic directors of the Bergen Assembly 2016.

In cooperation with CuMMA – Studies in Curating, Managing and Mediating Art at Aalto University (https://cummastudies.wordpress.com).

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