FROM MITTENS TO BARBIES
INTERNATIONAL ARTS-BASED EDUCATION RESEARCH
12–18 MARCH 2018 AT 10.00–17.00
Join University of Chester for a week of international artist residencies that will explore and investigate education through arts-based concepts, techniques and practice.
Drop into Tate Exchange and take part in a knitting workshop, build your own digital skyline or compose a series of poems.
The artist research methods have a wide international range: from Barbie doll installations (UK) to knitted woollen mittens (Lapland); body poetry (Spain) to indigenous identity poems and studios as portals (Canada). Each day will have a different international focus with opportunities to get involved practically and creatively with the themes and social issues proposed by the artists.
Programmed in association with University of Chester’s Research into Education, Creativity and Arts through Practice (RECAP) centre, the presentation of work invites artists from five partner institutions: the University of British Columbia (Canada); Concordia University (Canada); the University of Granada (Spain) and the University of Lapland (Finland).
This interactive presentation has emerged as part of ‘The Pedagogical Turn to Art as Research’ project, which aims to investigate Arts-Based Educational Research (ABER) through a comparative international study of doctoral programmes.
RECAP specialises in practice-based research into creativity, learning and the arts, in professional educational contexts through international collaborations. The Centre is located in the University’s Faculty of Education, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Media and Tate Liverpool.
This project has been supported by generous contributions from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as part of a Partnership Development Grant.
Programmed in association with University of Chester, a Tate Exchange Associate.