Conceived of from an open and experimental perspective regarding educational processes themselves, the Laboratory of Art and Thought is formulated as a relational space and one of confluence between education, research, dialogue, critical thinking and collective construction of narratives. As a laboratory of ideas, the aim is to construct new spaces of shared knowledge, transformative spaces that both raise and open up questions, and that through a constellation of concepts and knowledge allow for the redefinition of the limits of the institution itself.
The Education programme is based on the idea of collective work, with a flexible format that is developed via two intertwining phases that integrate learning and the co-production of knowledge, research and prospective exploration.
Made up of activities of diverse formats (conferences, seminars, round tables, research processes and laboratories), each edition of the LAP will be composed of different thematic modules with the aim of generating spaces of shared knowledge. The modules are not conceived of as airtight compartments given the transversality and interconnection between the different themes.
Contact Zone is proposed as an open itinerary and a space for thought that does not seek short-term results, but does seek to shake our critical awareness and rethink artistic practice and cultural production as key processes in social transformation around the contemporary world’s key issues.
Each module lasts two weeks and has the following structure:
Opening conference (open activity). Conference that seeks to open up frameworks for reflection, analysis and critical debate, led by a recognised specialist in the field that each module addresses, in order to provide the whole process of the LAP with discourse, accounts, ideas and cartographies.
Conversation/coffee with… (only for registered attendees). Following the conference, the registered attendees and participants in the various modules will share an informal and relaxed session with the speaker.
Seminar and round tables (only for registered attendees). This phase begins with a talk by the participating teachers in which they will present their experiences, reflections and questions within the context of the topic of each module. Subsequently, through round tables and collective work sessions, joint reflection will be carried out to identify lines of research, prospective exploration and investigation of action and intervention mechanisms that can contribute to designing new strategies for social change.
Laboratory (only for registered attendees). This phase begins with a talk by the participating teachers. Subsequently the practical part will focus on the identification and mapping of situated practices of reparation and will connect the different concepts to the context and the immediate surroundings, also taking into account those practices that stand out in the international context.