• ICA London (map)
  • The Mall
  • London, SW1A 2BJ
  • United Kingdom

Part of a series of participatory and theoretical sessions in the ICA Studio on experimental and radical learning and pedagogy, led by members of the New Terms group.

With guest speakers Mark Banks (University of Leicester) on The Dance Goes on Forever? Class, Art Schools and the Myth of Mobility, and Tim Ivison (London Consortium) on Contestations: Learning from Critical Experiments in Education.

This event will critically engage with current debates in arts education, while insuring that a historical perspective remains stimulus for current critical investigation into this highly debated topic.

The discussion will focus on different spaces and socio-cultural contexts in which arts education in the UK was and is currently embedded. Thereby a focus on arts education in relation to social class, artistic autonomy and the emergence of different pedagogic spaces, will be provided.

This will allow for a contextual debate on the value, structure and philosophy of arts education, which leads to further discussion on its relevance within a creative industries agenda that favours commercial practices rather than strong artistic positions.

New perspectives for the “survival” of art schools and independent pedagogic initiatives will be explored, which includes questioning existing institutional structures, funding systems and professional development trajectories.

Session facilitated by New Terms member Silvie Jacobi.

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