14 Jan 2017 – 11.15am to 5pm
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, London
‘Formal freedom is the freedom of choice within the coordinates of the existing power relations, while actual freedom designates the site of an intervention that undermines these very coordinates.’ (Žižek ‘Organs without Bodies’ 2003: p.122)
radical reThink brings together leading educators, artists, designers, curators, and researchers for a day of talks, discussions and workshops to critically address urgent issues for Fine Art in Higher Education. Of interest to art students, educators, and all who value community, building solidarities and enacting resilient alternatives to market-based models of education.
Grounded in practice, this critical and creative response draws on the inspirational activism of local and international practitioners including contributors developing new decision-making models, from ReThink UvA, (a response to the proposed restructuring of University of Amsterdam in 2015), to UAL’s successful fossil fuel divestment campaign.
radical reThink is SE Barnet, Marsha Bradfield, Georgia Brown, David Cross, Kelly Chorpening, Kyran Joughin and Ana Oppenheim. In partnership with Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School, University of the Arts London and the Institute of Contemporary Arts London.