Deschooling Society Podcasts – Episode 4 – ‘Pedagogy of Place, Self-Organised Education’

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 4

Photography: Mark Blower

Pedagogy of Place, Self-Organised Education

Presentations by:
– Experimental Drawing Class, London (presented by Terry Smith)
– The Public School, Brussels (presented by Sonia Dermience)
– Free University Warsaw (presented by Janek Sowa)
– 16 Beaver, New York (presented by Pedro Lasch)
Presentations introduced by Rafal Niemojewski.The last presentation in this series, a film submitted by ARTSCHOOL/UK, London, is not included in this podcast.


Terry Smith has has exhibited internationally since the 1990s and in 2008 received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award in recognition of a body of work encompassing site-specific architectural interventions, video installations and sound works.

Sonia Dermience founded Komplot in Brussels in 2002, a curatorial collective concerned with nomadic creative practices, trends of specialisation and the infiltration of space. Komplot initiated The Public School in Brussels in November 2009, in a joint venture with a residency program at Nadine. The Public School is a project that was founded by Telic Arts Exchange in Los Angeles in 2008.

Janek Sowa is a sociologist, writer and acitivist. He holds a PhD in sociology and is currently assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Communication of Jagiellonian University.

Pedro Lasch was born and raised in Mexico City. His solo exhibitions include Open Routines (Queens Museum of Art, 2006) and Black Mirror (Nasher Museum of Art, 2008), he teaches at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. 16 Beaver is a project run by artists, since 1999 its space in New York has hosted hundreds of events, presentations, talks, conversations, screenings and political actions.

Rafal Niemojewski has been programming and producing talks at the Southbank Centre since 2007, prior to that he worked as the curator-in-residence at LBi.


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