Whose Education? is a group of practitioners interested in exploring how can education challenge the limits of the visible, sayable, and doable. We see the role of art education today increasingly embedded in the contradictions of an economy oriented at producing knowledge as a commodity. Amidst the pressures to prepare a workforce capable of responding to the demands of the contemporary labour markets, the goals of education often remain unquestioned. In this context, we want to question: where do we locate our critical agency in the current conditions under which dominant normalisations and exclusions are often reproduced?

Through a series of open-ended conversations and exercises, we aim to give time and take time in order to think together strategies of how to intervene and create challenges from within institutional frameworks. Whose Education? is a joint exercise by Ahmed Al-Nawas, Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Aino Korvensyrjä, and David Muoz. Our project is located under the umbrella of the transnational research network Another Roadmap for Arts Education.

Another Roadmap Helsinki online