Critical Pedagogies: The Learning Collective in the Awakening of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    The Critical Pedagogies programme at Nottingham Contemporary (2019–2020) fostered debates on education’s current scenarios, its ongoing neoliberalisation, and the role of cultural organisations in mobilising resources for collective learning. This text reflects upon this year-long programme and the challenges that the awakening of the COVID-19 outbreak poses to education. Critical Pedagogies entailed a series of public events, online publications, an edited volume, and an independent study programme. In this text, the programme’s curator Carolina Rito delves into the capitalisation of educational institutions and how this process is transforming our learning experience – within and outside academia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages7
    JournalThe Contemporary Journal
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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    The Contemporary Journal is an open-access and digital-first publishing platform.

    Rito, Carolina. ‘Critical Pedagogies: The Learning Collective in the Awakening of the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The Contemporary Journal 2 (August 2020). [].


    • Education
    • Curating
    • the curatorial
    • critical pedagogies

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
    • Arts and Humanities(all)


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    • Architectures of Education

      Carolina Rito (Organising Committee), Farid Rakun (Speaker), Tom Holert (Speaker), Anna-Maria Meister (Speaker), Aoife Donnelly (Speaker), Kristin Trommler (Speaker), Irit Rogoff (Speaker), Kehinde Andrews (Speaker), Ola Uduku (Speaker), Ramon Amaro (Speaker), Ruin An Ho (Speaker), Mary Vaughan Johnson (Speaker), Sarah Amsler (Speaker), Nick Axel (Organising Committee), Bill Balaskas (Organising Committee), Nikolaus Hirsch (Organising Committee) & Sofia Lemos (Organising Committee)

      7 Nov 20199 Nov 2019

      Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    • CAMPUS Independent Study Programme

      Rito, C., Sternfeld, N., Dyangani Ose, E., Bhambra, G., Gario, Q., Franke, A., Condorelli, C. & Campt, T.


      Project: Other

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