Learn to Act workshop

In the first week of June, I will participate in a 1-day international workshop on alternative education projects. Practitioners and teachers from across Europe will be brought together to discuss questions such as:
How do you set up an alternative school to engage communities? What’s the value of informal learning and teaching? Can we understand these practices in terms of a civic pedagogy? How can we teach each other if we don’t speak the same language? How such pedagogy can gain recognition? Are we doing something radical? 

Speakers include:

Doina Petrescu (University of Sheffield School of Architecture/AAA Paris) and Kathrin Böhm(MyVillages/Company Drinks) introduce the Eco-Nomadic School.

Keynote from Ruth Morrow (Queens University Belfast) on learning outside the formal school environment.

Short talks on civic pedagogy including:

Martin Parker (School of Organisation, University of Leicester) on ‘The School for Organizing: Or, why we are all experts’
Julia Udall (Studio Polpo/Sheffield Hallam University) on Solidarity Economies and Ecologies
Viviana Checchia, Public Engagement Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

Hands-on workshops on the wider context of alternative education in our communities. Led by practitioners including:

Meike Schalk (KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm)
Silviu Medesan & Laura Panait (La Terenuri, Cluj, Romania)
Steyn Bergs (ex-Casco, Utrecht)
Paul Stewart (Alternative Art College, Middlesbrough)
Matt Weston, (Spacemakers, Brighton)
Valeria Graziano, (Middlesex University, London)
Bence Komlósi (Swiss Federal Institute of Architecture, Zurich)
Olivier Leclercq (Actes & Cités, Paris)
Jörg Stollmann (Institute for Architecture, Technical University of Berlin)
Katharina Moebus (Designer, Berlin)

People are invited to actively take part in peer-to-peer workshops that will be run during this day.

Organisers:
Professor Doina Petrescu
Kathrin Bohm
Tom James

Shared lunch provided. Post-workshop dinner at the Foodhall.

The event is supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and SSoA – University of Sheffield.

Picture: SSoA Live project Community Economy / Eco-Nomadic School with Brave New Alps in Rovereto, 2016

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