Symposium: Please Worry! Critical Pedagogies in Graduate Art Education

Doris Stauffer at F+F Schule: Assignment “Paper,” Teamwork Evening Course, 1973. Serge and Doris Stauffer Archive, Prints and Drawings Department of the Swiss National Library, Bern

22.01.2016, 18:00

Symposium: Please Worry! Critical Pedagogies in Graduate Art Education
Fri 22.01. 6–7.30p.m.
Sat 23.01. 9.30a.m.–5p.m.
(free admission, in English)
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With contributions by Beatriz Colomina, Patricia Falguières, Michael Hiltbrunner and Doris Stauffer, Tom Holert, Simone Koller and Mara Züst, Hayley Newman, Dorothee Richter, Adrian Rifkin, Philippe Saner and Sophie Voegele, Seminar other classrooms, and Bernadett Settele.

In the twentieth century, opportunities for artists seeking to undertake research were few and far between (one exception was Zurich’s F+F School around 1970). As part of the Bologna Process, numerous doctoral and postdoctoral programs for artists have been established. Switzerland took the lead in promoting the reform but now hesitates to create academic opportunities for artists. The symposium brings together an international group including participants in historic radical projects like the F+F and Dartington College of Arts, scholars of history, lecturers in contemporary noteworthy formats of artistic knowledge production, and researchers on diversity in art schools.

Initiated by Michael Hiltbrunner, Institute for Contemporary Art Research IFCAR at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), in cooperation with the Master of Arts in Art Education (ZHdK), the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, the F+F School for Art and Design, and the journal Performance Research. Supported by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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