Susan Jahoda, Caroline Woolard: Making and Being: Embodiment, Collaboration, and Circulation in the Visual Arts, a Workbook (2019)

7 February 2021, dusan

Making and Being offers a framework for teaching art that emphasizes contemplation, collaboration, and political economy. Authors Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard, two visual arts educators and members of the collective BFAMFAPhD, share ideas and teaching strategies that they have adapted to spaces of learning which range widely, from self-organized workshops for professional artists to Foundations BFA and MFA thesis classes. This hands-on guide includes activities, worksheets, and assignments and is a critical resource for artists and art educators today. Making and Being is a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content.”

Publisher Pioneer Works Press, Brooklyn, NY, October 2019
Creative Commons BY-SA License
ISBN 9781945711077, 1945711078
688 pages

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Pedagogy, Otherwise: the Reader (2018)

23 January 2020, dusan

Pedagogy, Otherwise: the Reader was assembled in the context of /and in conversation with the Eco-versities Alliance, a trans-local community of learning practitioners from around the world committed to cultivate and reclaim knowledges, relationships and imaginations. Most of the texts appeared originally in the series Pedagogy, Otherwise, as part of the line of inquiry Learning, Education and Pedagogy on ArtsEverywhere.ca, an online platform for artistic experimentation and exploration of the fault lines of modernity.

Editor Alessandra Pomarico, member of the Ecoversities Alliance and publication group, hoped through this compilation, to give voice to ‘a wide range of perspectives, explore a diversity of ways of knowing, attempting to decolonize the structure of education, contesting universal dominant frames, and focusing on pedagogy as politics. Artistic perspectives, convivial/militant research, theoretical discourses, as well as praxis of both affects and cognition, embodied and land-based practices – these are some of the tools and processes through which we witness today how learning communities are unfolding in different contexts, reclaiming autonomous yet interconnected zones of knowledge, even in the most diring geopolitical conditions’.”

Edited by Alessandra Pomarico
Publisher Eco-versities Alliance & ArtsEverywhere, 2018
Open access
257 pages

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Camel Collective (ed.): The Second World Congress of Free Artists: In Three Acts (2013)

13 December 2019, dusan

“This is a research project that culminated in a six-hour theatrical performance building upon the First World Congress organized in Alba, Italy, in 1956 by Asger Jorn and Pinot Gallizio among others. The Aarhus performance marks a collaboration with six actors and over 30 writers in the performance of original scripts that offer assessment and analysis of the political conditions of artistic higher education, classroom power relations, and the inherent tensions between audience and performer.”

Contributors: Camel Collective (DK/US/MX), Mirene Arsanios (LB), UKK (DK), The YES! Association (SE), Benj Gerdes and Jenn Hayashida (US/SE), Colin Lang (US), Ditte Lyngkaer Pedersen (DK), Sande Cohen (US/TH), Zachary Cahill (US), Eduardo Abaroa (MX), Javier Toscano (MX), Ashley Hunt (US), Johannes Raether (DE), Temporary Institute For Witchpower (DE), Michael Ashkin (US), Andrea Creutz with Sebastien Berthier & Shirin Sabahi (SE), Anthony Davies, Nils Norman, and Howard Slater (UK), Carlos Motta (CO/US), Sean Dockray (Public School) (US), Mónica Castillo (MX), Rum46 (DK), Mary Walling Blackburn (Anhoek School) (US), Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler (AT/IT), C. Krydz Ikwuemesi (NG), Miklos Erhardt (HU), J. Morgan Puett, Eva Diaz (US), Sam Gould/Red76 (US), Flo Maak (DE).

Edited by Camel Collective (Anthony Graves, Carla Herrera-Prats, and Lasse Lau)
Publisher Aarhus Kunsthall, Aarhus, 2013
ISBN 9788792025272, 8792025277
296 pages

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