Art and Radical Pedagogy International Summit

Four images in a grid: each shows a child in a school chair in an otherwise empty space. Two images show a book attached to the chair and held up at reading level in front of the child. The other two images show a school desk in front of the child.

Date and Time

Sat Jan 27, 2018


Renowned artist Luis Camnitzer will give a keynote address on the pedagogy of art. Visual, dance and theater artists will engage the audience in creative approaches they use in their education-oriented art projects.

Panelists will include include: Jaroslav Anděl, curator; Eva Bakkeslett, artist; Doug Banner, CREATE director, WWU Wooding College of Education; Andrew Brown, professor of Performance Art, WWU Fairhaven College; Luis Camnitzer, artist; Deb Currier, WWU Theater faculty; Karen Dade, co-director, Woodring College of Education; William John, Lummi language teacher; Pam Kuntz, WWU Dance faculty and artistic director of Kuntz and Company; Vanessa Oliveira Andreotti, Canada Research chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and Kristina Lee Podesva, artist.


9:00-9:30 - Coffee and Danish (hosted)

9:30-9:45 Blessing -- William John

9:45-10:15 - Welcome & Introduction – Jaroslav Andel, Curator

10:15- 10:45 - Luis Camnitzer, Artist. The Pedagogy of Art

10:45-11:15 - Vanessa Oliveira Andreotti, Professor; Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, UBC                                                                   

11:15-11:45 - Eva Bakkeslett, artist, and Professor Doug Banner, Wooding College. Voicing our Future – Vision of schools and education through the voices of local school children K-12

11:45-12:45 - Lunch on your own (Viking Commons/brown bag)

12:45-1:45 - Pam Kuntz, WWU Dance faculty and Artistic Director of Kuntz and Company.Where does authority come from? That 1 year when 30 students and 5 performing dance artists taught over 4000 people using very few words.

1:45-3:00 - Deb Currier, WWU Theater faculty. Image Theatre: This interactive, participatory workshop introduces Image Theatre techniques, first developed by Augusto Boal in his Theatre of the Oppressed work, as a pedagogically radical approach to generating engaged group dialogue, creative participation and actionable ideas."

3:00-3:15 - Coffee Break (hosted)

3:15-4:00 - Kristina Lee Podesva, artist, and Lummi language teacher William John. Conversation – Lummi words/concepts of learning and teaching

3:40-4:10 - Andrew Brown, Assistant Professor of Performance Art, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Pedagogy of the Everyday – This participatory workshop will engage specifically with architectures of higher education. How does space teach us how to learn and what learning can and should look like? What interpersonal power dynamics within education are shaped by the very spaces we learn within and move through? Brown will give an overview of the concepts this workshop explores, demonstrate these concepts within their own creative practice, and guide participants in small group explorations of spatial pedagogy.

4:10- 5:00 - Dr. Karen B. McLean Dade, Professor of Secondary Education, Woodring College of Education: The day’s takeaway.

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Image: Eva Koťátková, Sit Straight, 2008, 4 videos. Courtesy Hunt Kastner Gallery, Prague.

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