With the practice of lumbung, the Indonesian collective ruangrupa has adopted a “pooled collective resource based on the principle of communality. […] At the heart of lumbung is the envisioning and development of these collective, shared resources for new sustainability models and cultural practices.”
With its focus on collective and participatory experiences, documenta fifteen proclaims an alternative, community-oriented model in which resources, ideas or knowledge are shared, as well as a focus on social participation. Within the framework of documenta fifteen´s Education and Art Mediation program, lumbung allows for the emerging of CAMP notes on education which consists of an international network of teachers, educators, cultural workers, community facilitators, students, learners and other educational stakeholders, initiatives and organizations. They are active in various fields of the arts, art history, aesthetics, meditative practices, cultural policy and cultural education from various social, cultural, political environments and entangled local-global histories. CAMP notes on education is framed around reimagining and co-creating alternative, regenerative strategies and methods in arts education and providing a platform for joint reflection, critical analysis, exchange, discourse and practice
One of the manifestations of CAMP notes on education will unfold through the program Arts Educators in Residence, inviting practitioners from the field of Arts Education to Kassel for one of three residency periods of four weeks each, taking place during the 100 days of documenta fifteen.
Fellows are invited to share their approaches, develop pedagogical frameworks and realize their own educational projects during their stay. Arts Educators in Residence maintains the goal to provide a liminal space for a multiplicity of perspectives, autonomous, non-institutional, embodied and intergenerational forms of collective learning and knowledge, oral histories and storytelling that reside in both modernity and in non-modern epistemes as forms of transmission. Moreover, it is a space that allows the actualization of knowledge systems that address rationalities as plural, challenging the coloniality of curriculums and extractivist forms of knowledge appropriation to re-imagine educational futures. Arts Educators in Residence is a space that is in process. Guiding principles that foster a supportive structure and collaborative character of critical friendship, responsibility, tolerance, hospitality, a willingness to exchange experience. A regenerative, thought-provoking space for mutual understanding, collective discoveries and revelations to explore narratives and possibilities is what we aim for.
Who can apply?
Practitioners, teachers, cultural mediators, art educators, cultural workers, community builders and facilitators, artists, and students with practical experience in the field of Arts Education and Mediation, who are engaged in creating learning sites, both outside and inside the conventional institutional settings are encouraged to apply. documenta invites educators that work in civic, neighborhood or youth learning spaces, self-organized initiatives, environmental, social, community-based and/or multidimensional projects employing artistic techniques, communal or convivial forms of production as well as transdisciplinary approaches from all over the globe to apply. Applications from a variety of interdisciplinary backgrounds are welcomed; a formal academic degree is not required. Practices that come with a willingness, spontaneity, practical experience, and openness to be in this dynamic space that is not yet defined but will be shaped by the process(es) are also welcomed. Arts Educators in Residence seeks to collectively explore and coexist with like-minded peers within horizontal, non-hierarchical structures that are open to a non-homogeneous, inclusive, and collaborative environment.
1) June / July 2022: 21.06. – 18.07.
2) July / August 2022: 25.07. – 21.08.
3) August / September 2022: 29.08. – 25.09.
Please indicate your preferred residency period in the application form.
Applicants may opt for more than one choice. The application process is online only. A maximum of 10 fellows are selected for each period. Collectives are eligible to apply. Due to limited capacity, only two representatives of the collective can take part in the program. Since the program is open to participants living and working within the German-speaking context, as well as international participants, the working language of the program is English.
How to apply:
Please download and fill out the application form and send along with your CV, a short biography, letter of intent and portfolio (optional) to email@example.com before midnight April 19th, 2022. Find all information concerning the application process on the application form. Selected applicants will be informed by email, presumably by April 29th, 2022. Applicants who have not been selected will also be informed by email.
For any further questions regarding your application procedure or inquiries directly related to the program Arts Educators in Residence, please feel free to reach out to Pia Wagner and Esther Poppe via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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