CAMPUS Alternative

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Speakers: Anna Colin, Andrea Phillips, and Xavier Wrona

In the first of a series of events exploring ideas around education and critical pedagogies that inform the programme of CAMPUS—a Nottingham Contemporary year long and city-wide free study programme launching in October—this evening event explores how progressive and emancipatory architecture, pedagogy and art practice align.

Focusing on learning, arts and social spaces that deem themselves alternative—from experimental schools, to community art centres—this event brings together speakers invested in research and practice on such spaces, including Andrea Phillips, BALTIC Professor and Director of the BxNU Research Institute, Xavier Wrona, architect and founder of Est-ce ainsi, and Anna Colin, Director of Open School East and PhD researcher at the University of Nottingham. Taking the diverse attributes and connotations of the term “alternative” as a departure point, this event examines how alternative spaces that position themselves as in-between, non-linear and open-ended, translate these qualities into physical and organisational conditions.

CAMPUS Alternative is curated with Anna Colin.

Free. Booking recommended.