Hosted by Intermediae, the international kick-off meeting of the Another Roadmap School took place in Madrid from 18th to 22nd of october. The participants in the network collaborate to reflect and research on the histories, policies and possible alternative practices in arts education. At the meeting, participants from 21 working groups in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe together worked The Another Roadmap School , the platform for learning and exchange of the network. Sharing and discussing planned and ongoing research activities , at the meeting joint projects between working groups for the pilot phase of the School between 2015 and 2018 were developed: on histories of arts education, the relation between arts education and social movements, arts education and other economies, as well as curriculum analysis and development. On Thursday 22, a public presentation with panels in English and Spanish allowed for dicussion with researchers and practitioners in arts education and related fields in Spain.
The Another Roadmap Africa Cluster consists of a group of scholars and practitioners of artistic and cultural education who are working in both formal and informal contexts within the African continent. Together they are collaborating to pursue a joint programme of research into arts educational practices in their respective localities within Africa. Their research is critically informed and grounded in historical analysis, particularly with respect to Africa’s colonial heritage. The group’s aim is to build a shared knowledge base and a structure of mutual learning that will benefit African practitioners and contribute to advances in thinking and practice worldwide.
The following text gathers an account of the first videoconference carried out by the Another Roadmap for Arts Education research team on March 2, 2015. With this event, as a practice and exercise, we started the construction and debate process of the multi-vocal glossary that is intended to introduce and bring on to open discussion the concepts and key notions that articulate the research on the field of arts education. On the basis of Quito’s team proposal, researchers reflected on the notion of popular education – its nuances, logics, conceptualizations, and transformations- and the diverse locally situated experiences associated with it. This first videoconference was held with the participation of the teams from Bogotá, Barcelona, Zurich, Geneva, and Quito. Below we present the exposed cases, and the delineation of certain particularities of these experiences and coincidences between them.
The community mediation team of Quito’s Museum Foundation (Mediación Comunitaria, Fundación Museos de la Ciudad) share the new documentary about San Roque market in Quito. (in spanish – subtitles coming soon)!