Learning, Education & Pedagogy

In a moment of social and environmental urgency (or crisis), ArtsEverywhere critically reflects on systems of knowledge (re) production, to radically re-imagine our ways of learning and being.

Learning, Education and Pedagogy presents a wide range of perspectives and explores a diversity of ways of knowing, attempting to decolonize the structure of education, contesting universal dominant frames, and focusing on pedagogy as politics. Artistic perspectives, convivial/militant research, theoretical discourses, as well as praxis of both affects and cognition, embodied and land-based practices – these are some of the tools and processes through which we witness how learning communities are unfolding in different contexts, reclaiming autonomous yet interconnected zones of knowledge.

Ballroom Freedom School

Now We Know We Can Reclaim the World We Want: A Conversation with Pony Zion and Benji Hart

Benji Hart
Chicago, United States
Pony Zion
New York City, United States

On the evening of Friday, April 19th, 2019, at the invitation of ArtsEverywhere, Pony Zion (De’von Webster) and Benji Hart (Benji Ninja) gathered in a conference room at The New School on 5th Avenue in New York City to discuss social justice and the contemporary Ballroom Scene. This two-hour conversation was...

Vogue is Not for You: Deciding Who We Give Our Art To

Benji Hart
Chicago, United States

This essay accompanies Benji Hart’s conversation with Pony Zion, “Now We Know We Can Reclaim the World We Want.” It was originally published on Benji Hart’s Radical Faggot blog on May 31, 2015. I began voguing as a sixteen year old high school student. Still struggling with what it meant...

The Church of OVAH: Transcendence in the House Ballroom Scene

David E. Patiño
New York City, United States

For centuries the Christian church has fractured time and time again when the Church did not or would not meet the needs of a community. The subsequent Christian denominations, sects, cults, and ecclesiastical communities have established themselves under a variety of beliefs and practices. Similarly, when Africans were enslaved and...

Live to be Legend

Robert Sember
New York City, United States

In February this year, Arbert Santana, my friend and collaborator, died in a hospital in New York City. I miss him. Deeply. The last time I saw Arbert alive he was lying unconscious in a hospital bed. Tubes and cords ran this way and that across his body, binding him...

Pedagogy Otherwise

What We Are Learning: Responses to Pedagogy, Otherwise

Alessandra Pomarico
New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy
Jesal Kapadia
New York City, United States / Bombay, India
Chris Jones
London, United Kingdom
Sarah Amsler
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Gerardo López-Amaro
San Francisco, United States
Manish Jain
Udaipur, India
Kelly Teamey
Battleboro, United States
Udi Mandel
Battleboro, United States

Radical Pedagogies as Living Experiments and Messy Affairs

Alessandra Pomarico
New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy
Manish Jain
Udaipur, India

Learning Hope and Assembling sKin

Sarah Amsler
Nottingham, United Kingdom

This is a response to eight works in Pedagogy, Otherwise, which I feel connected to through friendships and encounters in two transnational collectives of radical learners and educators – the Ecoversities Network[1] and Gesturing towards Decolonial Futures.[2] The pieces are: Insurgent Learning and Convivial Research: Universidad de la Tierra, Califas...

The Radical Education Workbook, Part 5: Reading List

Ultra-red
International
Radical Education Forum
United Kingdom

Arts Everywhere is pleased to republish the Radical Education Workbook (The other parts in this publication are available at the links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). This final section includes a list for further reading and research on radical education. The PDF with the entire Radical Education Workbook as...

What Education do We Need?

Education and Democracy Part 2

Jaroslav Anděl
Prague, Czech Republic / New York City, United States
Nicolas Buchoud
Paris, France
Lan-Phuong Phan
Paris, France
Thomas Krüger
Berlin, Germany
Yaacov Hecht
Hadera, Israel
Helena Signer
São Paulo, Brazil

Education & Democracy

Jaroslav Anděl
Prague, Czech Republic / New York City, United States
Henry Giroux
Toronto, Canada

Documenta in Athens

Our Own Home: Fighting for Safety, Stability, and Choice as LGBTQI+ Refugees in Greece

LGBTQI+ Refugees
Athens, Greece

We are queer, we are here, but we are not safe here because we are homeless, and we need your help. We come from Syria, Iraq, Congo, Palestine, Cameron, Uganda, and Colombia. Despite our diverse cultures we all suffered at the hands of homophobia in our countries of origin, and...

BLACK POLITICS: THE BODY IN PROTEST
A PROGRAM OF SELFCARE FOR NAKED ACTION

Michelle Mattiuzzi
Salvador, Brazil

Nudity is a decolonizing projectile bullet for radicalized bodies that are marked by difference. It is violent; it is performance; it is activism; it is contradictory; it is indestructible. Therefore, nudity that is assembled through improvised environmental sound, along with the ashen images of the street’s stun grenades and the...

On Pedagogical Turns and the Use of Time

Nikos Doulos
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gian Spina
Cairo, Egypt

I can think. I can wait. I can fast. Hermann Hesse, Siddartha In recent years we have seen a strong increase in the construction of schools as art projects or as new propositions of producing knowledge. Curators and artists present themselves as educators, public programs have become a sort of...

Dissident Geographies: São Paulo, Athens, and Beyond

Jarri Castro
Athens, Greece
Marta Echaves
Madrid, Spain

An event called Queer City is, per se, an invitation to inhabit the oxymoron as an epistemological position. Can a queer city exist? What would it look like? Who would be the good queer citizen? Mavi asks a spectator to help her close her necklace. Michelle draws a square made...