Psycho classrooms : teaching as a work of art
Lambert, Cath. (2011) Psycho classrooms : teaching as a work of art. Social & Cultural Geography, Volume 12 (Number 1). pp. 27-45. ISSN 1464-9365Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2010.542479
Taking its title from Psycho Buildings (2008), an exhibition of architectural sculptures at the Haywood Gallery, London (UK), this paper explores the complex relationship between pedagogy and space. Specifically, it aims to re/conceptualise teaching and learning as 'aesthetic encounters', paying attention to the haptic, experiential and participatory aspects of spatialised pedagogic practice. Drawing on examples taken from pedagogic art, a field of practice hitherto neglected within critical pedagogy, it is argued that the design, construction and critique of teaching and learning spaces needs to engage with the aesthetic distribution of what can be seen, said, and experienced by teachers and learners. These ideas are explored through one example of a psycho classroom, The Reinvention Centre at Westwood at the University of Warwick (UK). It is suggested that as spaces of creative dissensus and ruin, psycho classrooms can work to disrupt and reconfigure the distribution of the sensible (Ranciere 2004) and as such represent spaces of potentiality.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Classrooms, Critical pedagogy, Rancière, Jacques -- Criticism and interpretation, Aesthetics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Social & Cultural Geography|
|Page Range:||pp. 27-45|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||Lambert, Cath (2010). Psycho classrooms : teaching as a work of art. In: Invited Speaker : Spaced Out? ESRC Seminar Series. University of Sussex, Brighton, 30 Mar 2010. http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/id/eprint/46435|
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