About the workshop
Collaborative and socially engaged arts practices involve an exchange of expertise – a form of both embodied and tacit knowledge between artists, community members and organisations. This highly nuanced, yet expert and negotiated exchange is at the heart of collaborative practice, yet it is often described simply as ‘process’. However, collaborative and socially engaged art is a form of knowledge production, where different life experiences and expertise crystallise as a form of dialogical collaborative pedagogy.
Through practical exercises, this workshop will build on participants’ experience and/or projects to explore the grounding notions and imagine new possibilities of collaborative arts practices as processes of collective learning. Thus, terms such as knowledge, learning, self-learning, personal and organisational learning, collective pedagogy, or agency, among others, will be discussed and activated in relation to practice. At the same time, participants will devise and experiment with various tools that allow them to describe, analyse and transform the projects they are involved in, in order to realise their full potential as a form of practice-based research and collective knowledge production.
There are limited places on this workshop. To apply, please email Vance Lau at producer[at]create-ireland.ie with 100-200 words on what is of interest for you in attending this workshop and your latest biography, including an additional 1-3 lines about your professional background. We accept written formats, but also voice notes and videos. Please indicate in your message whether you are involved in a collaborative arts project (in any capacity), and if so, whether you would be willing to share it with the rest of the participants as a case for learning and discussion (in this case we will contact you with more details about how to share the project during the workshop). The deadline for application is Tuesday 14 November, 4pm. This workshop is offered free of charge. Please indicate in your email if you have any access requirements.
Aida Sánchez de Serdio Martín works in the fields of art, visual culture, arts education, collaborative arts practices, and cultural policy. Her main field of specialization is educational and community practices in relation to the arts and culture, as a place of knowledge production, political debates, and social transformation. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and is currently an associate professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya where she teaches at the Arts BA. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on the connections between art, education and visual culture, and has also been part of or collaborated with several educational and cultural projects.