BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education: Part 5 - Living with Jane

Publication Date 13 Nov 2018

BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education
2 & 3 November 2018

In the UK (as elsewhere), mainstream education at primary, secondary and higher level is in financial and political crisis. In particular, the arts and other forms of cultural education are being divested in favour of the ‘hard’ subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. The right to free, comprehensive education, a key aspiration of post-war welfare state endowment in the UK - is a diminishing mainstream political demand. This symposium asks, given such a context, what can and should education provision by museums and art galleries do and be?

Over two days at BALTIC we bring together education experts, artists, curators and thinkers who have profound experience of working within the fields of education, curating and pedagogy in gallery contexts; and who have differing views of the ways in which arts institutions can and should be used to support and extend education at a local and international level.

Andrea Phillips (BALTIC Professor & Director of the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art)

Part 5: Living with Jane

Julie Crawshaw (Co Programme Leader of MA Creative and Cultural Industries Management and Lecturer in Material Culture at Northumbria University)

With Ellen Gates Starr, Jane Addams (1860-1935) founded the Hull House settlement in Chicago in 1889. She is best known for her settlement work but also as the first woman ‘public philosopher’ in the United States – as contributing to the American pragmatist tradition (alongside John Dewey, William James and George Herbert Mead). How might Jane shape our work today? This is a new question for me, which I hope to progress through circling around my research, teaching and previous practice (possibly).

Speakers Andrea Phillips, Julie Crawshaw
Formats MPEG 4, Symposium
Month November 2018
Keywords BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, Critically Engaged, Education
Related Event BxNU Symposium: In Need of Education (2 & 3 November 2018)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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