What are the urgencies of design and architecture pedagogies in contested territories? How can pedagogies reveal and bring ways of unlearning and undoing? What would be the methodologies of decolonization pedagogies? Can alternative approaches in education and research reach beyond established institutional structures, and through transversal and collective approaches make difference in transforming knowledge, thus shaping design and architecture practice today?


Urgent Pedagogies is a half-day public event, that invites professional educators and pedagogical practitioners from the fields of design and architecture, to present on-going educational practices, discuss cases and focus on the question of methodologies and means of pedagogies. From 20th century utopian design and social approaches, to border ecologies and occupations, these sessions and panels will focus on cases from contested geographies of Palestine to Cyprus, as well as examples of local school initiations, and pedagogical platforms in contra-urban and periphery conditions.
Urgent Pedagogies is organised by Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme and the Istanbul Design Biennial.
With Sepake Angiama, Markus Bader, Jan Boelen, Magnus Ericson, Joseph Grima, Sandi Hilal, Onkar Kular, Peter Lang, Tor Lindstrand, Pelin Tan, Merve Gül Özokcu.
September 22, 2018, 2 – 8 pm
Arter, Tomtom Mahallesi, İstiklal Cd. No:211, Beyoğlu, İstanbul
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