“COLLABORATION STRATEGIES AS A WAY TOWARDS MUTUALITY IN ART DIDACTICS”
“TEACHING DRAWING THROUGH CONFLICT”
Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Art
AREAS: conflict, post-concensual collaboration, control, performative and radical pedagogy, kinesthetic drawing, somatic studies, collaborative and visual performance art, drawing
The last 50 years of experimental movement exercises, non-verbal communication, intervention, games, collective actions, the use of montage and finally application of utopian architectural models in art-pedagogy have all contributed to the rise and solidification of experimental and democratic communities. Tracing examples of earliest pedagogical experiments beginning with Bauhaus and later ones such as Black Mountain Collage, Situationist International, self-organised transdisciplinary circles of the 70-ies, this art-based research aims at building contemporary teaching solutions that base on conflict and control.
Shifting attention from a hitherto romantic understanding of collaboration towards a collaborative practice that fosters the attitude of critical distance, the research seeks to understand, verify and apply the key concepts of Chantal Mouffe such as agonism and symbolic space of conflict. Research relevant questions are posed as to the nature and conditions of conflict, ways to design, maintain and employ it within the context of art and artistic education.