The European regional InSEA Congress will be held
Call for presentations opens: August 7, 2017
Call for Submissions
Scientific and Social Interventions in Art Education
The Congress will concentrate on European and global issues around art education and its connections to societal and scientific topics. The goal for this InSEA Congress is to offer possibilities for intercultural and interdisciplinary conversations on most current and burning issues in contemporary art education. Different submission formats will offer room for new ideas to appear among researchers, teachers, artists and project workers.
In the abstract submission, you will need to choose one of the three main themes:
Academic paper (20+10 min)
Round table presentation (20 + 20 + 20 min)
Brainstorming presentation (10 + 20 min)
Visual short presentation (6,4 min)
Workshops (30 min)
Artistic participation in the curated exhibition Dark Days, White Nights
These different types of presentations will make it possible for the audience to enjoy academic “battles” as much as visual based presentations. Debates, round table conversations and “brainstorming” sessions will offer room for new ideas to appear among researchers, teachers and project workers. Throughout the Congress, the audience will actively engage in conversations. Keynotes will be offered, as well as invited talks and debates between internationally well-known art educators and/or artists.
The Congress organizing team’s passion is to create a forum for fruitful discussions, dialogical encounters, and interventions to astonish. The goal for this InSEA congress is to offer possibilities for intercultural conversations on most current and burning issues in contemporary art education. If art education will have even a slightly renewed meaning for the participants after the congress, we have reached our target!
In the congress presentations, art, education, science, and society might be approached through the following themes:
Aalto University as Venue
Aalto University is in the city of Espoo, close to downtown Helsinki. Aalto University’s main campus, originally designed by Alvar Aalto, will offer interesting sights and new possibilities to explore art education in interdisciplinary contexts. Art and its education meets with Eco/Bio/Tech/Digital/Societal connections in Aalto University, on many levels. Workshops and excursions will open doors for laboratories, design environments, and nature. Participants can learn from the strong Finnish art education structures and practices through the conference program, developed together with local art and art education professionals. The venue and location nearby Helsinki, the Baltic Sea, and national parks offer the possibility to experience the Northern summer light in nature and in the urban area, with many museums and other sites.
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