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Turning Learning Upside Down: Public Pedagogies Institute Conference 2017

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Victoria University: Footscray Nicholson Campus

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We understand public pedagogies to be the many sites in which teaching and learning occurs in the community and outside formal institutions. These may include museums, libraries, neighbourhood houses and community centres as well as in the arts, through community engagement and public history.

This conference seeks to engage people who participate in learning and teaching in practice, research and the evaluation of public pedagogies and presents a platform for exchange on the challenges, achievements and best practice in this field.

We welcome a range of submissions – informal presentations, academic papers, workshops, screenings – and encourage a diversity of sectors to participate in two days of ideas-sharing and networking.

The conference will be held over two days, from Thursday November 23 to Friday November 24.

Registration

The one Registration fee of $100/60 includes open attendance at both days of the conference, with lunch and refreshments provided, as well as an annual membership to the Public Pedagogies Institute. You can choose to attend on one or both days at the same rate. The cost has been kept to a minimum to make attendance as accessible as possible.

There is also the option of purchasing a ticket to the conference dinner on the evening of Thursday November 23 in Footscray for an additional $30 for those that wish to attend.

Conference Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers will present in the morning of day one and two of the program with a related panel discussion to follow:

Keynote Speaker – Day One, Thursday November 23

Margaret Wertheim

Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted writer, artist and curator whose work focuses on relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. The author of six books including “The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace,” a history of space from Dante to the Internet, and “Physics on the Fringe,” she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Aeon and many others. With her twin sister Christine she founded the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based practice devoted to the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of science and mathematics. (theiff.org.) Through the IFF, she has created exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery (London), Science Gallery (Dublin), MASS MoCA (MA), and Art Center College of Design (Los Angeles). The Wertheim sisters’ Crochet Coral Reef project is the largest participatory art & science endeavor in the world, and has been shown at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Deutsches Museum (Munich), the Smithsonian (Washington D.C.), and elsewhere. Margaret’s reef TED talk has been viewed more than a million times and translated into 22 languages.

Margaret’s presentation will be based on the following:

Art, Science and Figuring the World

Welsh writer Merrily Harpur has written that: “the duty of artists everywhere is to enchant the conceptual landscape.” It may not be the duty of scientists to produce conceptual enchantment, but in this talk Margaret Wertheim will propose that this is one of the goals scientists and mathematicians achieve. In 2003, Wertheim founded the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based enterprise with her artist-twin-sister Christine that’s dedicated to “the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics.” The IFF can be conceived of as a “play tank” – a new kind of practice for exploring creative public engagement with topics ranging from geometry and topology, to physics, computation, and biological form. Here, Wertheim will discuss how imaginative speculative play practices can provide insight into the realms of math and science for citizens of all ages. From a worldwide project to model coral reefs using the art of crochet, to building giant fractals from tens of thousands of brightly colored business cards, Wertheim’s work offers experiences for playing with ideas.

Find out more:
Crochet Coral Reef
The Institute for Figuring

Keynote Speaker – Day Two, Thursday November 24

To Be Announced

Conference Program

Further details will be available closer to the event.

Further information about the event and the Public Pedagogies Institute will be available on our website.

This conference is organised with the support of Victoria University and Deakin University.

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