IASPIS launches the Urgent Pedagogies online platform

Date: Thursday 17 June 2021
Time: 3 – 5 pm (CET)
Place: online (live stream)

Together with a number of invited architects, artists, curators, activists and thinkers, including Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, former ACT Fellow Pelin Tan and Magnus Ericson introduce the platform and reflect on views on pedagogy, urgencies, settings, methodologies and alliances.

Participants include Katya Sander, Silvia Franceschini, Nora Akawi, Eduardo Rega, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Alessandro Petti, Mauricio Corbalan, Pio Torroja, Joana Zatz Mussi, Cibele Lucena, Sandi Hilal, Chris Bratton, Dalida Beinfield, Ou Ning,  Elof Hellström, Onkar Kular, Henric Benesch, Anna Colin, Socrates Stratis, Peter Lang, Ana Maria Leon, Merve Gül Özokcu Miguel Robles Duran and David Harvey, introduction and moderation by Pelin Tan and Magnus Ericson.

Urgent Pedagogies is a project that focuses on the role of alternative pedagogy and spaces for knowledge production in relation to how socially engaged critical spatial practice may act in relation and response to the urgencies of social justice and equality, contested territories and conditions of conflict. It aims to serve as a common resource and a space for bringing together practitioners, researchers, and thinkers from a plurality of backgrounds, experiences, contexts, and situations to be in dialogue and think together.

The project has developed through a series of public events and meetings, online talks, commissioned texts and an evolving online archive with examples of practice and theory. Practitioners and thinkers have been invited to contribute with different perspectives and reflections, mainly with a contemporary focus, but also connecting to history, and hence sharing experience from different practices, from the institutional to organized, collective and activist initiatives. We are now introducing and discussing these perspectives through the online platform and a series of public events.

Urgent Pedagogies is initiated and organized by IASPIS, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts. The project is developed and pursued by Magnus Ericson, curator and Project Manager responsible for the design, crafts and architecture program at IASPIS and Pelin Tan, Senior Researcher of the Center for Arts, Design and Social Research, Boston and Professor, Fine Arts Faculty, Batman University, Turkey.

IASPIS is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts. Its mission is to work with internationalization with the aim of increasing and developing contacts between Swedish artists and international institutions, fellow artists, the general public and the markets, contributing to artistic development and improved working opportunities.