“Education” considers the ways non-traditional approaches to learning and instruction by artists, researchers, and organizers can effect social transformation. This quarter, Ulises examines the enduring legacies of self-organized and experimental pedagogies. Ulises will probe the broad, urgent challenges to access, power, and value within and outside educational institutions today. While publications are instruments of both self-directed and institutional learning, Ulises celebrates their radical potential to upend knowledge and challenge understandings.
- January 27, 2–3:30PM, “I guess I’m never sure that print is truly linear:” Q&A Launch of David Reinfurt and Robert Wiesenberger’s book, “Muriel Cooper,” along with a lively discussion between David Reinfert, Mark Owens, and Katie Reilly.
- January 28, 2–4PM, “Reading Out Loud” Through a series of reading exercises Sepake Angiama will explore the relationship between reading out loud and the body.
- February 3, “Adjunct Commuter Weekly:” Round Table with Dushko Petrovich,founder of ACW, who will discuss life on the art and academic road in a round table with Jennie Shanker, Gregory Laynor, and Daniel Pieczkolon.
- February 8, 1:30–4:30PM, Workshop and Riso Printing with BFAMFAPhD
- February 10, 2–4PM, Frampton Tolbert, Deputy Director of the The Center for Urban Pedagogy will present a talk on Design and Civic Engagement. The talk will focus on the history of CUP, its mission and recent projects, along with ongoing initiatives.
- February 11, 2–4PM, Book launch and conversation for “Àsìkò: On the Future of Artistic and Curatorial Pedagogies in Africa” with the publication’s editorial director Stephanie Baptist and designer Nontsikelelo Mutiti.
- March 13, 6:30–8PM, Dear Reader: Study in Blue, a group discussion facilitated by Connie Yu on two essays selected from Sepake Angiama’s Reading List.
“Arlington Heights Suite,” 2017. Collage on paper, 15 works, 9 x 12 inches.
“Perhaps the greatest fallacy in theories of human communication is that statements have to have a causal correlation, that our innermost anxieties have a standard verbal equivalent, and that we can only explain a experience through the narration of a logical sequences of events. The overwhelming evidence is that there is no final explanation to any incident, no correlations between them, and that our attempts at understanding any given sequence of events are at best provisional and at worst, hopeless.” —Pablo Helguera, 2008
Caroline Woolard and Susan Jahoda, of BFAMFAPhD
“Ways of Being:” Introduction
Text by Caroline Woolard and Susan Jahoda of BFAMFAPhD
Design and illustrations by Emilio Martinez Poppe of BFAMFAPhD
BFAMFAPhD is a collective of artists, designers, technologists, organizers, and educators who work in the intersection of art, technology, and political economy. Concerned about the impact of debt, rent, and precarity on the lives of creative people, BFAMFAPhD asks: What is a work of art in the age of $120,000 art degrees? BFAMFAPhD creates reports, pedagogical tools, and movement syllabi. Find out more at BFAMFAPhD.com.
“Adjunct Commuter Weekly” was the first magazine to address the lifestyle needs and shared interests of a rapidly growing and increasingly influential demographic. Edited and published by Dushko Petrovich—who for a number of years commuted to teach at Yale, RISD, and Boston University—the inaugural issue of “Adjunct Commuter Weekly” was created entirely by current and former adjunct commuters. It had it all: news, opinion, interviews, features, fashion shoot, photo essays, games, syllabi, poetry, fiction, personal memoirs and advertisements for products of interest to the adjunct commuter. First published on July 30, 2015 the print publication was shuttered on August 10, 2015, due to the financial and time constraints of the adjunct commuting staff, but the original issue, and newer content were rebranded as ACW, which can be found at www.adjunctcommuterweekly.com.
Sepake Angiama is an educator and curator whose interest revolves around critical, discursive education practices and the “social framework.” Sepake has served as Head of Education for Documenta 14 Kassel, Germany and Athens, Greece; Director of Education for Manifesta 10, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Curator of Public Programmes at Turner Contemporary, Margate, England; and Public Programmes Coordinator at the Hayward Gallery, London.
Education Reading List
- Joseph Beuys and Volker Harlan, “What is Art?: Conversations with Joseph Beuys,”
- Audre Lorde, “Your Silence will not Protect You”
- Soren Hansen and Jesper Jensen, “The Little Red School Book”
- Zygmunt Bauman, “On Education”
- Nancy Dupree, “Ghetto Reality” and “Letter to Young Sisters”
- Paulo Freire, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed,” “Pedagogy of Hope,” “Education for a Critical
- Consciousness,” and “Pedagogy of the Heart”
- Augusto Boal, “Rainbow of Desire”
- Jacques Ranciere, “Ignorant School Master”
- Ivan Illich, “Deschooling Society”
- Silvia Franceschini & Valerio Borgonuovo, “Global Tools 1973-1975: When Education Coincides with Life”
- Francisco Ferrer, “The Origin and Ideals of the Modern School”
- Sony Devabhaktuni, Patricia Guaita, Cornelia Tapparelli, “Building Cultures Valparaiso: Pedagogy, practice and poetry at the Valparaiso School of Architecture and Design
- John Dewey, “Art as Experience”
- Radical Education Forum, “Radical Education Workbook”
- Bell Hooks, “Teaching to Transgress” and “Teaching Community: A pedagogy of hope”
- Grant Kester, “Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art”
- Heidi Zafia Mirza, “Race, Gender and Educational Desire: Why black women succeed and fail”
- Linda Tuhiwai Smith, “Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples”
- Sara N. Davis, Mary Crawford, and Jadwiga Sebrechts, (Editors), “Coming Into Her Own: Educational Success in Girls and Women”
- Maurice Stein and Larry Miller, “Blueprint for Counter Education”