10 feb 2010: THREE WALLS

“Pedagogy of the Periphery”
CAA Shadow Session
Wed., Feb. 10, 4-8pm,
119 n. Peoria #2D
Three Walls http://www.three-walls.org/

This month the Arts professional organization http://www.collegeart.org will convene in Chicago and AREA, Threewalls and others are using the occasion to have a meeting with some of the visiting scholars to talk and discuss their approaches to arts, research, activism and education

Tentative Program:
4:00 meet and greet
4:30 Panel I: Dara Greenwald, Liz Mason-Deese, Greg Sholette , Tim Stallmann
5:45 Panel II: Eve Ewing , Nicole Marroquin, Bert Stabler
7:00 Small group discussions report back from small groups & wrap up

some snacks will be available: your are welcome to bring your own

Pedagogy of the Periphery is a workshop-style event on the history, practice, and theory of experimental pedagogy inside and outside institutions, in conjunction with AREA Chicago’s issue #9 (Peripheral Vision), the Open Practice Committee, the Emma Goldman Center for the Study and Practice of Creative Anarchosyndicalism, and the Radical Caucus for Art’s Autonomizing Practices panel at the College Art Association meeting. Educators and students discuss pedagogical practices, broadly defined—with their optimism, obstacles, methods, pleasures, and frustrations—with short informal presentations and time for large- and small-group discussion, including questions submitted for discussion in advance by students and flexibility to address current events as needed (such as events in the campus uprisings happening in California, Europe, and elsewhere). This free event allows people not attending the conference to benefit from a sampling of visiting speakers and Chicago teachers. It is not conceived as anti-CAA, but happens alongside the conference to illustrate the fact that some conversations are easier to hold outside the professional machine.

Recommended readings:
From Occupied Berkeley
http://anticapitalprojects.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/necrosocial5.pdf

From AREA Chicago
http://www.areachicago.org/p/issues/peripheral-vision/please-bring-your-cell-phone-art-class/
http://www.areachicago.org/p/issues/6808/educating-68/
http://www.areachicago.org/p/issues/peripheral-vision/relative-freedom/

Questions and discussion:
Students and others are invited to send questions in advance that will be compiled and distributed for discussion in small groups of no more than 8 to be facilitated by the speakers. These might be responses to the readings, burning questions about your education, things you want to discuss. There will be time for discussion of the speakers’ presentations, but this allows everyone in the room an opportunity to help set the agenda for discussion.

Send proposed questions (and any requests for information about the event) to youngjkwak@gmail.com. pLease also indicate if you would like to register to participate in a small group discussion. The event is free and open to all but there are limited spaces in discussion groups. Anyone can also start their own small group discussion at the event.

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