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A Blade of Grass presents The Aesthetics of Doing: Dialogic Learning

ABOG 2

 

Thursday, September 5, 2013
6-8 PM – The 8th Floor

Join us to explore how dialogic methods of learning influence the way socially engaged artists develop their practice. The panel of speakers will bring together artists and educators who create artistic projects that use tools of participatory learning and audience empowerment to foster social engagement.

RSVP: info@abladeofgrass.org, space is limited.

 

With Special Guests:

Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director of The Laundromat Project

Pepón Osorio, artist & Laura Carnell Professor of Community Art, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadephia

George Emilio Sánchez, performance artist, writer & educator

How can dialogic teaching and learning be used as a strategy for social engagement?

The dialogic learning process empowers people by giving them a forum for sharing their existing knowledge. It equalizes the teacher-student relationship by building education and problem-solving on a foundation of community-based practical understanding, raising awareness of social justice and other issues facing communities. Socially engaged art is rooted in communication and interaction, ideally creating experiences that bring people together to enact social change. How do dialogic methods of learning influence the way socially engaged artists develop their practice? This panel will bring together artists and educators who create artistic projects that use tools of participatory learning and audience empowerment to foster social engagement.

The Aesthetics of Doing is a series of panel discussions that bring together artists, scholars, administrators and other members of the art community for discussions that critically address socially engaged art as it is practiced and defined.

Image Credit: George Emilio Sánchez leading a workshop as part of Hemispheric Institute‘s 7th Encuentro. Photo by Niki Kekos.

August 5, 2013