I'll be contributing to a discussion at the ICA, London about self-organisation and institutional education programmes...
The ICA's Educators' Events create a platform for conversations to challenge conventional modes of institutional learning.
They are intended to explore the benefits of knowledge exchange through self-organisation, providing opportunities for teachers and educators to share research and practice. They aim to develop and improve pedagogical methods and approaches within the framework of institutional learning.
Organised Youth will try to address questions such as; What are the benefits and challenges of self-organisation? How could a youth-centred, peer-led programming influence institutional practices? Can there be an open exchange between young people and art institutions?
The discussions are designed for educators and artists to explore the possibilities offered by working collaboratively together. Come join us for a drink and take part in this open conversation.
Professor Neil Cummings is an artist and teaches at Chelsea College of Arts. Neil has contributed to Critical Practice and Open School East, two groups that have explored ways of working collectively through self-organisation.
Zoe Marcuzzi decided not to go down the university route, instead volunteering once a week at Reprezent Radio. Now, at 22, she's Head of Production at Reprezent and has worked with Capital Xtra, Radio X, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.
Jacob Whittingham is Director of the award-winning Leadership programme at SE1 United, a peer-led youth group based in the South Bank Centre and ICA Learning partners.
Kieran Yates is a freelance writer on music and politics for NME, The Metro and Dazed and Confused. She is the co-author of Generation Vexed.
The Institute of Contemporary Arts