Deschooling Society Podcasts – Episode 1 – ‘Escape from Politics: The Challenge of Pedagogy and Democratic Politics in the De/schooled Society’

Jointly organised by the Serpentine Gallery and Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery, Deschooling Society brought together writers, artists and curators to discuss the changing relationship between art and education over two days at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room.

We are pleased to now be able to offer a series of podcasts of these presentations and discussions.

Episode 1


Photography: Mark Blower

‘Escape from Politics: The Challenge of Pedagogy and Democratic Politics in the De/schooled Society’ keynote by Christopher Robbins.
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In the first day’s keynote Christopher Robbins contextualised historical pedagogic experiments. He commented on neo-liberal influences on pedagogy and its hyper individualisation. Robbins described how educational frameworks mirror social relations, and as a consequence how we must engage with the political when speaking of education. For him, critical pedagogy implies mutuality making the case for education as democracy.

Christopher Robbins is an Associate Professor of Social Foundations at Eastern Michigan University.

Coming soon, a slice of Brazil on the Southbank

Bringing the vibrant, dynamic culture of contemporary Brazil to the heart of London, Festival Brazil at Southbank Centre will celebrate the country’s rich cultural heritage – including music, visual arts, dance, literature, debates and food.

Plus two ground-breaking Hayward Gallery exhibitions, featuring some of today’s most exciting international artists, challenge our expectations of art, sculpture and design. And look out for the many free performances that take over the Southbank Centre site during the Festival.

View all Festival Brazil events here

Check out the Festival Brazil vid for a taster of what’s to come…

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