Artist Johanna Gustavsson's reflections on the Dakar research gathering of the Practice International project.
Johanna Gustavsson and Lisa Nyberg/Radical Pedagogy
Radical Pedagogy is a collaboration between artists Johanna Gustavsson and Lisa Nyberg.
We collaborate. We explore and define different aspects and possibilities of radical pedagogy, through an artistic practise. We want to strengthen and make visible the role of pedagogy in society, and explore practical pedagogical models, methods, what knowledge is and how we relate to each other in the exchange of knowledge. Pedagogy is as practical as it is ideological. Pedagogy is in many places, inside and out. Not just in institutions. We make pedagogy in political movements, in personal relations, in our art, in the class room, when we build a society, together. That is our common work.
Together we arrange workshops, courses and lectures on subjects such as, power, intersectionality, feminist perspectives, utopia, radical pedagogy, artistic collaborations and self organizing. We have worked together since 2006, primarily in the art project Malmö Free University for Women – MFK (2006-2011). Within MFK we arranged hundreds of activities through reading groups, workshops, lectures, physical exercises, manifestations, film screenings, exhibitions etc. We also did courses at Art Academies in the Nordic countries and workshops around the world. In May 2011 we released the book Do the Right Thing – a manual from MFK.
In the final session of the assembly, participants expressed their views and responses
Scan of the Assembly pamphlet, including participants bio's and text and programme over the two days.