Symposium – Art School Alternatives, 7 Oct 2010


Art School Alternatives

A Corridor8 symposium on alternative models of learning, at  the Johnson Foundation Auditorium, Art & Design Academy, 2 Duckinfield Street, Liverpool L3 5RD
on 7th October 2010, 10am – 6pm.

Admittance is free but please email to book a place

Timetable of the day

10am Introduction
10.30am Derek Horton in conversation with a selection of North West practitioners:
Zoe Sawyer from The Artmarket, Robert Quirk and Terry Slater part of No Fixed Abode, Dan Simpkins, Penny Whitehead and Charlotte A Morgan from Disrupt Dominant Frequencies and Andy Abbott, David Steans and Harry Meadley


11.15am Department 21
11.45am Megan Wakefield
12.15–1pm LUNCH
1pm Kate Rich
1.30pm Heath Bunting
2pm Lady Lucy Introduction to the work of the Drawing Exchange
2.30–2.45pm COFFEE BREAK
2.45pm  Paul Rooney Thin Air
3.45-4.45pm Workshops and Seminars
–       CIRCA Contemporary Art Projects
–       Penny Whitehead and Daniel Simpkins and Charlotte A Morgan.
–       Drawing Exchange
– Islington Mill Art Academy in conversation with Terry Smith
5-6pm Round Table discussion and close.

Is school a place, an institution, a set of facilities, a situation, a circumstance, an attitude, or a constellation of relationships of the transfer of acquired, invented, and accumulated knowledge…?

Raqs Media Collective, Art School: Propositions for the 21st Century, MIT Press (2009)

The search for new directions in art education by educators, students and artists alike has become an increasingly discussed topic, and in the present climate of austerity cutbacks, new and possibly radical ideas need to be aired. It is something that is close to our own hearts, as can be seen in our inaugural (and still current) issue of Corridor8 published last July, when the ball was set rolling for us by Derek Horton.

In his article ‘Sitting on a Log: Imagining the SuperCity Art School’, Derek provided an outline for a radicalised educational model, which he has since developed in his essay ‘Unmitigated’, published this year in Volume 3 of A Latento magazine. In Issue 2 of Corridor8, due for publication this October, he takes the discourse further in an article that simultaneously looks back at the Free School movement and forward to the ideas of contemporary artist-led initiatives.

The symposium brings together a range of practitioners whose work looks to the communal, collaborative and participatory, to explore new methods of learning and ideas of schooling.