Discussion about Art Education in Switzerland.
CONTEXT: The symposium intertwining hi/stories of arts education took place in June 2018 in Zürich, Switzerland. The symposium invited students, art educators, researchers and cultural producers to reflect on the histories of education in and through art.
The symposium invites students, art educators, researchers and cultural producers to respect on the histories of education in and through art. It emphasizes the fact that historiography in arts education means referring to a plurality of hi/stories as perceived from different geopolitical perspectives. Presenting international and Swiss historical case studies, the aim of the gathering is to discuss: how are these hi/stories, their relations and intertwinings relevant for the development of current practice in arts education? With contributions by: Lineo Segoete, Andrea Hubin, Karin Schneider, Carla Bobadilla, Carmen Mörsch, Anna Schürch, Kitto Derrick Wintergreen, Tilo Steireif, Georges Pfründer, Heinrich Lüber, Shahaf Michaeli, microsillons (Marianne Guarino-Huet, Olivier Desvoignes), Puleng Plessie, Rangoato Hlasane, Soa Olascoaga, Nora Landkammer, Vincent Scarth, Liepollo Moleleki.
Each day of the symposium started with a participatory activation of the Un/Chrono/Logical Timeline. Results of each session were documented and displayed in the space. During first two days of the symposium local guests and invited international members of the intertwining hi/stories cluster gave lectures on different subjects under the common theme «Arts Education and Coloniality». The lectures section was concluded by a panel discussion «Making Time for intertwining hi/stories in Swiss Arts Education». On the third day of the symposium the public was invited to challange gathered knowleges and hi/stories participating in a variety of open parcours workshop sessions with a common theme of «Travels And Tensions Of Critical Pedagogies».