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Educating otherwise: Remaking community and care in a design school: notes on “Esdi Aberta” movement (Rio de Janeiro, 2016-17)

Remaking community and care in a design school: notes on “Esdi Aberta” movement (Rio de Janeiro, 2016-17) – Evening lecture with Zoy Anastassakis in the framework of the continuing education program “Educating Otherwise”.

The lecture is organized around the movement "Esdi Aberta #Uerj Resiste" (Open Esdi #Uerj Resists), in which students, alumni, teachers, employees and the direction of the Superior School of Industrial Design (ESDI), State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), have been experimenting alternative ways of living together in the oldest Brazilian design school, in the midst of a profound political and financial crisis that affects dramatically not only this university but the whole public education in Brazil. At ESDI, at that moment, the setting up for ways of resilience and opening went along with creating care and community among those who inhabited the scholar environment. Following this story, the lecture aims to contribute to the debate about how we can open spaces in the universities and design schools for the collective production of experimental, creative and scholar commons through collaborative practices.

Zoy Anastassakis is a Brazilian Designer and Anthropologist. She was the director at Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (ESDI/UERJ) (2016–18), where she works as Associate Professor, coordinating the research group Laboratório de Design e Antropologia. Since 2020, she is an associated researcher at the Center for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), in Lisbon, Portugal.Together with Marcos Martins, she is co-author of a book on ESDI’s radical pedagogy

Zoy Anastassakis's lecture is part of our continuing education program EDUCATING OTHERWISE developed by Mayar El-Bakry, Maya Ober and Laura Pregger – funded by FHNW Aktionsplan Chancengleichheit 2017-2020.

Datum und Zeit

14.01.2021 17:30 - Open End iCal


Join the lecture via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 970 1078 0853
Passcode: EduOther

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Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst

Dreispitz Basel / Münchenstein

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