UN-EDUCATION. A series of workshops, presentations and lectures

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UN-EDUCATION. Reflections on the future of artistic education – a series of workshops, presentations and lectures – is a theoretical and practical inquiry into the current problems and possible models that the specific strand of artistic higher education creates. The project responds to a lack of awareness, both within the public discourse and at the level of the University context, towards the social and professional challenges that are brought by the new European regulations. Recently, there has a been an evaluation and re-classification of all Romanian Universities by the European Universities Association, that lead to the down-ranking of all the Universities of artistic creation. In the post-communist decades the artistic profession has gradually lost its significance as a relevant social position and this decision only helps this trend. Uniform standards imposed on all Universities, irrespective of their profiles and needs, create unbalanced opportunities for development.

On the other hand, the artistic education constitutes a particular case where rigid rules cannot apply, where innovative and experimental methods of teaching and learning can be tested – of which could benefit the entire educational system. Also, these questions and concerns have been intensely transferred from the University to other art institutions or informal initiatives, in what has been called the educational turn in contemporary art.

UN-EDUCATION brings together a series of theorists and artists who have been teaching, writing on or discussing artistic education in their projects, thus offering to the public different perspectives from which one could imagine a future of artistic education in a specific place and not ignoring a broader context.

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Date: 27 – 30 March 2012
Venue: subRahova, str. Sergent Nuțu Ion nr. 2, Bucharest (Romania)