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Para-Educational Research

Para-Educational Research. Contexts, Methodologies and Interventions in and in-between Curating, Art and Education

Conference.: 28th and 29th of August 2017, at 10:00-18:30 and 10:00-19:30
Museum of Impossible Forms

organised by Freja BäckmanSatu Herrala, David Muñoz-Alcantara, Nora Sternfeld/ Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Speakers: Freja Bäckman, Elske Rosenfeld, Liv Strand, David Muoz, Nora Sternfeld, Amarildo Valeriano Ajasse, Oliver Marchart, Giovanna Esposito-Yussif, Satu Herrala, Pauliina Feodoroff, Daniel Blanga Gubbay

How can we learn something that we don’t know yet? On the one hand this sounds like a paradox, but isn’t it actually what research is all about? In the last years several curatorial, educational and artistic endeavours and forms of practice-based research have tried to encounter this paradox. In a two-day seminar we will follow curatorial, educational and artistic strategies of knowledge production as exploration, investigation, imagination and/or reflection. Wanting to challenge and be challenged back. We aim to share ideas and think together about research strategies and the production of critical knowledge.
Para-educational Research is constituted by a group of researchers at the Aalto University Department of Art finding connections between their inquiries.

Coffee and lunch will be served. 
The full programme is announced here:

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Admission is free, the conference is open to everyone. You are welcome!