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.
‘Pedagogy of Place – Local Models and Knowledges’
– Pablo Helguera, New York
– Jeanne van Heeswijk, Rotterdam
– Gediminas Urbonas, Vilnus
– Marcelo Expósito, Barcelona
Introduced by Janna Graham
Pablo Helguera is an artist based in New York. Heis currently Director of Adult and Academic Programs of the Education Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he organised the conference Transpedagogy: Contemporary Art and the Vehicles of Education in May 2009.
Jeanne van Heeswijk is a visual artist who creates contexts for interaction in public spaces. Her projects distinguish themselves through a strong social involvement. With her work van Heeswijk stimulates and develops cultural production and creates new public (meeting-) spaces or remodels existing ones.
Marcelo Expósito is an artist whose practice usually expands towards the territories of critical theory, editorial work, curatorial activities, teaching and translation.
Janna Graham is Projects Curator at Serpentine Gallery where she oversees The Edgware Road Project, an international research-based arts programme in a London neighbourhood and Skills Exchange, through which artists, care workers and older people collaboratively respond to urban change.