CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Relevance of Critical Making: Practice and Education
The Think Tank #6 - open call for papers, presentations and moderated talks is now extended until April 24 2020.
In tumultuous times like these, the focus shifts to the personal and adjusting to the daily changes of life as much as possible. It is clear that, when we get out of this isolation, we will find a different world. The immense impact this pandemic has on the societies all over the world will not only show in social structures, as it affects the economically and most vulnerable, but through that will also inflict a major impression on the current educational structures. This seems a lesser concern at this point, when you have to deal with the restrictions and consequences of the isolation. And it is legitimately questionable if we should ‘just’ continue to prepare for our next conference.
We have decided that we will continue, as we feel that the engagement in this community reaches further than professional life. We see this call as an opportunity for ourselves and the next generation to engage in the perception of a culture that exposes its vulnerability in solidarity, healthcare and economy. We thus believe that more than ever, we should invest in artistic research, which calls for more inclusivity, impartiality and constructive criticality in art education.
Educational structures are being tested to the extreme right now. Whichever way we will come out of this crisis, in the best case we will develop an understanding of how we can learn from the lengthy months of shut-down and isolation. The relevance of criticality, and what critical making can add to the education as we know it, is as urgent as ever.
Therefore, we want to extend our open call until the end of April 2020. Our aim is still to have the Think Tank #6 on November 6 and 7 2020.
We would like to encourage all colleagues to submit to our call for papers, presentations and moderated talks. The Think Tank #6 will hopefully look back onto the limitations and implementations we are experiencing and seeks to find out what we have learned from them.
Consequently, we want extend the call to graduate students, artists-groups and researching artists who want to reflect on the actual challenges and come forward with renewed concepts for teaching and learning.
We do appreciate your consideration and ask you to forward this call to your peers and possible contributors.
• CALL FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL END OF APRIL 2020
• THINK TANK#6 STILL SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 6 AND 7, 2020
• EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS AND MODERATED TALKS
Stay safe and healthy
The committee of the Glass Virus Think Tank#6