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Laboratoire espace cerveau — Station 23 ex situ

« Social Plasticity, Libertarian Pedagogies»

Friday July  1st — 2 PM to 6 PM
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Saturday July 2nd — 9.30 PM to 1 PM
Intervention are available in French and English by simultaneous translation online
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STATION 23 - « Social Plasticity, Libertarian Pedagogies »

Aiming for social transformation and political emancipation, critical and radical pedagogies imagine a non-conformist education. At times «holistic», these pedagogies associate education and learning with an experience that is as much physical as it is affective and intellectual.
What are the forms of such aesthetic, social, and political emancipation today?

What are the contributions of these libertarian pedagogies in relation to inherited structures and contemporary challenges? Can these practices also lead us to deconstruct and unlearn?
These new forms of teaching, that partly originated in socialist and anarchist circles, have been developed continually since the 19th century in specific contexts, from social to artistic ones. In the 1960s, many artists contributed to the rediscovery and actualization of these pedagogies.
Today, their contemporary heirs revisit this history to create and transmit in a different way, to practice a socially engaged art, one that involves new forms of participation and critical thinking.

In the context of the new research cycle « How to inhabit Cosmomorphic worlds? », and following the Stations 16 (Metamorphosis and contamination, the permanence of change) and 17 (A very long eclipse — a thought experiment on economy, play and their limits), Station 23, Social Plasticity, Libertarian Pedagogies, focuses on the question of transformation, emancipation, and reconstruction through pedagogies that provide us with various tools for a better life in the commons

Conception Nathalie Ergino, Hélène Meisel, Anabelle Lacroix



11 AM – Visit of the exhibition The Art of Teaching and Learning. A School for Creators

2 PM > 2.25 PM – INTRODUCTION by Nathalie Ergino and Hélène Meisel

2.25 PM > 2.30 PM – Work under study: Olivia Plender, Bring Back Robin Hood, 2008

2.30 PM > 3 PM – Irène Pereira (Lecturer and accredited Research Director in Educational and Training Sciences at the University Paris 8), Pédagogies anarchistes, pédagogies libertaires, pédagogies critiques

3 PM > 3.30 PM – Marie Preston (Artist, researcher-lecturer at the University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis), Je me suis demandé si c’était une classe ou un atelier

3.30 PM > 3.50 PM – Work under study: Stéphanie Marin, Écoletopie, 2021

3.50 PM > 4.15 PM – DISCUSSION

4.15 PM > 4.35 PM – BREAK

4.35 PM > 5.05 PM – Katia Schneller (Professor of Art History and Theory and co-coordinator of the research unit “Artistic Hospitality and Visual Activism for a Diasporic and Post-Western Europe”, Grenoble site, ESAD Grenoble-Valence), Retenir le mot d’hospitalité dans l’espace pédagogique…

5.05 PM > 5.35 PM – Deborah Laks (Doctor in Art History, research fellow at the CNRS, Laboratoire LIR3S, University of Dijon, associate researcher at the German Center for Art History and the Center for History at Sciences Po), « Teacher, leave them kids alone » : une brèche dans les murs de l’académie

5.35 PM > 5.55 PM – DISCUSSION

5.55 PM > 6 PM – Work under study: Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, Womanhouse, 1972


9.30 AM > 9.40 AM – INTRODUCTION by Nathalie Ergino and Hélène Meisel

9.40 AM > 10 AM – Work under study: Jean-Marc Brodhag (Facilitator and educator), Le terrain d’aventure : (se) construire, (s’)inventer, (se) créer

10 AM > 10.30 AM – Vincent Romagny (Lecturer in the Theory of Art at the ENSBA Lyon, exhibition curator), Le jeu des enfants : un modèle artistique ou un modèle politique ?

10.30 AM > 11 AM – Adelita Husni-Bey (Artist and educator, lecturer at The New School and The Cooper Union, New York), Turn Loose

11 AM > 11.25 AM – DISCUSSION

11.25 AM > 11.45 AM – BREAK

11.45 AM > 11.55 AM – Work under study: Camille Llobet, Majelich, 2018

11.55 AM > 12:45 A.M – Camille Llobet (Artist), Les contours de la langue

12:45 A.M > 1 P.M – DISCUSSION


Anabelle Lacroix, Research curator at the Brain Space Laboratory
Hélène Meisel, Research Curator


Marie Chênel, D.C. A Secretary General, Art critic
Pauline Créteur, Research curator to the Director of cultural development and the museum at the BnF
Héloïse Lauraire, University professor
Sandra Lorenzi, Artist
Cynthia Montier & Ophélie Naessens, Artist-researcher duo

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