Art of the MOOC Experimental Pedagogy

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Artist as educator – transforming institutions from within or setting up new communities of learning

Pedagogy new forms of cultural presentation Ā Pablo Helguerais the author of Education for Socially Engaged Art: A Materials and Techniques Handbook (2011) Freire emphasises dialogue Ā as does Kester based on conversation & exchange


Hugo Chavez Allo Presidente

Beuys radical opening of roles that had previously been closed – President / Professor


Feminist activists / student movement focus attention on small gatherings cultural cells

Womanhouse Judy Chicago Miriam Shapiro 17 room installation Faith Wilding Waiting

John Berger Ways of Seeing BBC TV 1972

Rhizome – NetTime founded and run by artists online


Universidad la Tierra

Sahmat collective

Caracoles Zapatistas in Chiapas

Deschooling Society Ivan Illich


Guest presentations:

Suzanne Lacy Mapping the Terrain / founder of grad program in “public practice”

Tania Bruguera – Cathedra Arte de Conducta Ā invited international figures as an art project as well asĀ also the founder of the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism.

Sean Dockray founder of Aaargh online article library & founded Public School


Suzanne Lacey


education is fundamental to art practice


Education & Emancipation.


Art operates in public realm as pedagogy – needs more careful excavation by practitioners.

How are artists educated for social practice – the fieldwork & theoretical resources necessary does not normally exist in an Art School.

Host a class in the middle of the college art association revealing the network that exists between practitioners.

What are the politics of accessing 3rd level education?

Need to learn to make art?

Need to learn professional practice but also systems analysis / engagement strategies/ access to Ā specific areas of knowledge in order to operate effectively in the public realm – train in a guerrilla fashion

University of Bristol to construct an online program that represents the voices of people from KnowleĀ west – collect knowledge that exists within the community in 2 minute videos how do they bury people how do they hunt for foxes – then reassembles for classes. Peer led classes teen mothers leading classes on childbirth.Ā

Museums struggling to catach up with social practice and performance art – how a museum identifies a work and puts it in its collection provokes a lot of thought among artists – crystal patchwork collected by TATE


TANIA Brugeura

Cathedra Arte de Conducta 200 Cuba Biennial

A work of art & a school reflecting on educationĀ as a tool for social transformation

Nicholas Bourriaud / Clair Bishop Rikrit Tiravanja gave separate workshops – to create opposing views for students so they could draw their own conclusions

education as knoweing / analysis / rand esolution leads to arte util which can have short or long term impacts

Tatlins Whisper

Brings iconographt of the familiar images insisede teh art institution

fears for egotistical art ptractices that abandon public to mass culture







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Vernacular materials of everyday life

Ephemeral Public Art


Guest Lecturers

Tom Finkelpearl : What we Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation – collaborative practice ‘overclaims”

Enrique Penalosa Mayor of Bogota reclaiming public space for pedestriansĀ People need to walk as birds need to flyĀ 

Rick Lowe Project Row Houses

Claire Doherty Situations Public Art Now