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Educating Otherwise

24.9.2020 | Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel

Educating Otherwise – the continuing education program starts with a series of public evening lectures

It is often thought that art and design schools embody avantgarde, criticality and boundaryless experimentation. Nevertheless, a closer look at the contents and structures of Western art and design education shows that it still follows “universal” ideas, thoughts and norms of modernity, often sustaining and fortifying structural inequalities (such as sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia).

Using an intersectional lens “Educating Otherwise” aims to question the nature of curricula, we would like to discuss what, how and why we teach. Therefore, we invited various educators from different schools worldwide with whom we would like to initiate a process of co-learning and co-shar-ing “ to reflect on how to allow the students to navigate and expand their own practices more consciously.” (Lewengard, 2020)
How can we emancipate, transform and stimulate critical thinking? Which premises, methods and knowledge are socially relevant to our artistic and design practices?


01.10.2020 17.30 – 19.30
Exclusion through inclusion: The workings of institutional normativities and their camouflage in Higher Art Education
Sophie Vögele
Please also join us via zoom:
Meeting ID: 925 1048 8977
Passcode: EduOtherwi

15.10.2020 17.30 – 19.30
access as a process and an aesthetic
Nina Muehlemann

29.10.2020 17.30 – 19.30
Parasto Backman

19.11.2020 17.30 – 19.30
From Design Educator to Design Fugitive
Tanveer Ahmed

10.12.2020 17.30 – 19.30
Design and Gender: An interdisciplinary approach
Griselda Flesler

14.01.2021 17.30 – 19.30
Remaking... Redrawing...
Zoy Anastassakis

Concept, curation, implementation:
Mayar El-Bakry, Maya Ober, Laura Pregger
Support: Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis, Prof. Dr. Jörg Wiesel

The further education program is supported with funds from the Equal Opportunities Action Plan 2017–2020 of the FHNW.

Dreispitz Basel / Münchenstein

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel FHNW Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein b. Basel
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