The Ignorant Art School: Sit-in #2: To Be Potential

The Ignorant Art School: Sit-in #2: To Be Potential Image
Declaring that our collective future is determined not by what we know, but by how we create and share knowledge, Sit-in #2: To Be Potential activates how artistic practice as pedagogy dares education, in the words of bell hooks, to be 'the practice of freedom'.

Political in origin, radical in intent and emancipatory by nature, this radical pedagogy is an inherently social practice. Subverting hierarchies between 'those who think they know' and 'those who assume they don't', artistic practice as pedagogy is a global phenomenon that recognises no conceptual, discursive or intellectual limits. Characterised by an ethics of equal access and an ethos of generous solidarity, together the radical pedagogical practices featured in Sit-in #2: To Be Potential transform knowledge from a capitalist commodity to an emancipatory power available to all.

Juxtaposing significant and un(der) explored case studies from the Global North and the Global South, Sit-in #2: To Be Potential rethinks and unsettles the conventions, hierarchies and economies of access that haunt the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Placing emphasis on knowledge as a collective experience and communal act, Sit-in #2: To Be Potential will occupy and extend the social and political implications of radical pedagogies from the early 20th century to the present; including the Bauhaus, the Basic Course in Newcastle, Anti-university London, Copenhagen Free University, Edinburgh Arts Summer School, Free University New York, GUDSKUL in Jakarta, The Hedgeschoolproject in Ireland, the Hornsey Sit-in of 1968, The White Room in Reading and Womanifesto in Thailand, and The Rooftop Institute in Hong Kong, amongst many others.

Sit-in Curriculum # opens on 3rd December and runs until 19th February 2022
The Cooper Gallery, DJCAD is open Monday-Saturday, 11am'4pm.

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Promoted By: University of Dundee
Dates
Monday 17th January 2022 11:00am
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