June 22, 2022

Footnotes: Annotating the Future of Arts Education

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Courtesy 0ct0p0s 2045.

Courtesy 0ct0p0s 2045.

Courtesy 0ct0p0s 2045.

Courtesy 0ct0p0s 2045.

Footnotes is a workshop, conference, and role-playing game unfurling in a speculative scenario set in 2045. It will take place from August 29 to September 1 at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and is organized by School of Commons and 0ct0p0s. Participants will assume a character to design and research future realities for arts education. No prior experience in role-playing is needed. Players can choose between seven groups, each exploring a specific theme:

DIS/CONTINUITIES (Digital Cultures of Education), ORGANOLOGY (Art and Society), CHAOS/MOSIS (Inter- and Transdisciplinarity), COMMONALITIES (Knowledge Commons), RE/PROGRAMMING (Institutional Structures and Strategies), SYMBIOSIS (Ecological and Social Sustainability), PLASTICITY (Institutional vs. Non-Institutional Education).

For more info, read the story so far.

Contributing speakers
On site:
Contemporary And (Will Fredo Furtado), Klasse Klima, Lina Dokuzović, School of Intrusions, Shedhalle (Thea Reifler & Philipp Bergman), Baruch Gottlieb and School of Commons. Online: Ama Josephine B. Johnstone, Clara Balaguer, Criptonite (Edwin Ramirez), manuel arturo abreu, Omsk Social Club, Silvia Federici and Jack Hogan. More to be announced.

The week of Footnotes will be split into three workshop days and two conference days. You can register for the workshop and the conference separately, or attend both. A debrief dinner on the last night will return us back to our present reality and allow us to reflect on the "lessons learned" during play.

Workshops: August 29–30 from 9:30am–5pm / August 31 from 9:30am–1pm.
Conference: August 31, from 4–8pm / September 1 from 9:30am–6pm.
Debrief dinner: September 1 from 7–9pm

Register here. Deadline: August 1, 2022. Prices: entire program 150 EUR, conference only 75 EUR, workshops only 75 EUR.

Accessibility: The Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is located at Toni Areal in Zürich. The building is fully accessible to persons with restricted mobility. If you have any specific accessibility needs, such as requiring live transcription, an interpreter, help to register for the event or need financial support to attend, please get in touch via footnotes [​at​]

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