InSEA SEMINAR- Art Education: Conflicts and Connections, Malta 9-11 October 2019

For decades, art education and artistic practices have interacted with ethical and political questions.  The political is often conceived in conflictual terms: separatisms, ethnic, religious or sexual discriminations, immigration issues and border controls, conflicting interpretations of climate change. Politics is a contested space where different interests cross paths. Art and education cannot avoid interrogating these paths but in what ways is their approach to political struggles and ethical dilemmas characterised by a different agenda? How do they propose healthy critiques and forms of connective thinking, reminding us of the forgotten? In this InSEA Seminar we explore art education as an undertaking that draws our attention to cultural tensions and also helps to mould new agencies and meeting places, redefining itself as a social process that not only produces new artefacts but engages directly with living relations.

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Venue:  MUZA, The Malta National Community Art Museum. Address: MUZA, Merchants Street, Valletta, Malta. 

Dates: 9-11 October 2019

Organizing Institution: University of Malta

Co-Organizers:  MUZAInSEA European Regional Council;  IMAE : International Masters Artist Educator-ArtEZ University of Arts, Arnhem The Netherlands; InSEA affiliate organization APECV: Art Teachers Association , Portugal.

Thessaloniki InSEA seminar 2018

The ‘Thessaloniki InSEA Seminar 2018’ was held at the School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. This was a new and innovative art education event gathering prominent researchers together with young practitioners from several fields such as visual art, drama, and dance. Presentations about research and practice opened possibilities for collaboration and creative exchange. The participants discussed the potentials of socially engaged educational spaces and the effect of the particular geographical locations and their intercultural significance. The seminar was a great chance to present InSEA’s worldwide research and advocacy actions for art education.

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