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?
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.
Professor Doina Petrescu
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