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 three intertwining phases that integrate learning and the co-production of knowledge, research and prospective exploration.
Made up of activities of diverse formats (conferences and screenings, 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.
Each module lasts three 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.
Internal research work (only for registered attendees). Research will be part of each module from its beginning to its completion, and will be particularly intense during the impasse between the first block (seminar and round tables) and the second block (in-person laboratory). Through meetings of the group of registered attendees, and accompanied throughout the process by the coordinator of each module, work will be developed prior to the in-person laboratory sessions. Work consisting of the investigation of tools for the generation of narratives and mechanisms that will be developed in greater depth during the in-person laboratory block.
LAP Screen (open activity). The LAP also proposes, through the LAP Screen series and other open activities, to delve deeper and address matters of exceptional relevance related to the issues raised in each module.
Laboratory (only for registered attendees). The laboratory will consist of a co-production space, directed by three teachers/specialists, that will place the research process at the crossroads between knowledge, imagination, discursive and artistic production and modes of intervention.