Knowing Bodies, workshops 13.00 – 15.30 hrs

The project WdKA makes a Difference organises workshops, that engage with the question of different modes of learning and sharing, that seldom find expression in the curricula. Listening to Alternative Epistemologies will open the day followed by a group of students that create a workshop and performative talk engaging with the question, of “What has been missing in my (art-) education in TENT’s Gymnasium, which will allow to come together through a conversation and exchange closing circle.

A detailed workshop description will follow soon.

What has to be done is not the question, how can it be done!, publiek event 17.00 – 19.00 uur
WdkA makes a Difference celebrates its conclusion with the launch of a publication and online platform, which consists of research contributions by teachers working at the Willem de Kooning Academy who collaborated with the transdisciplinary research center Creating 010,  who aim to continue the conversation on Decolonization and its pedagogical approaches in the Netherlands.

17:05       Welcome by Paul Rutten, Director of Research Center Creating010
17:10       Introduction to the project and conclusions, Nana Adusei-Poku
17:40       Discussion between researchers and students involved in the project (chair: Nana Adusei-Poku and Teana Boston-Mammah)
18:00      Conversation with the audience
19:00      Distribution of the publication and launching the website

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WdKA makes a Difference is an action based research project interested in a variety of decolonial approaches within the Willem de Kooning Academy, which was conducted from January 2015 till December 2016. The project included monthly reading and discussion sessions with teachers (The Brown Bag Lunch), an exhibition with lecture series and symposium, film screenings, the creation of a minor plus and many more initiatives and collaborations, which sought to challenge  the way in which art and design is taught, perceived and produced in order to imagine a self-reflective future for the field. The driving force for this project is not so much what has to be done, but how can it be done.