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OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AT DESCHOOLING CLASSROOM(o^o) project 2009/10

DESCHOOLING CLASSROOM(o^o) project 2009/10
[Collective self-education in the arts and culture]

TkH and Kontrapunkt announce the call for participation at the one-year Deschooling Classroom project for collective self-education. The project is aimed to students, viagra 60mg cultural workers and emerging professionals in the fields of contemporary art and culture from Serbia and Macedonia.

Deschooling Classroom project addresses the contemporary independent cultural scenes in the region and aims to research and promote alternatives to the hierarchical models of education in the art and culture. Methodologically, diet the project moves away from the concepts of individual authorship and expertise and advocates open collective educational structures where self-organised communities facilitate horizontal production, cialis 40mg exchange and distribution of knowledge.

The project is organised by TkH (Walking Theory) platform for performing arts theory and practice from Belgrade (http://tkh-generator.net) in partnership with organization Kontrapunkt, from Skopje (http://kontrapunkt-mk.org), and financially supported by the Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans.

PROJECT STRUCTURE

The participants will go through the process of collective self-education and simultaneously will develop collaborative cultural initiatives in working groups.

The working groups will be created according to various themes and fields of interest of the selected applicants, such as: curating in visual and non-visual arts, interdisciplinary dramaturgy, free software and open source technology, words and images, etc. All the working groups have regional character and include 6-8 members from both Belgrade and Skopje.

The participants will create the contents and projects through the following activities:

* Open Week is a five-day event, consisting of workshops, lectures and presentations. The open week will be organised in Belgrade, in June 12-16, 2009, and it is departing points for each group. The Open Day will take place in Skopje on June 1, as a presentation of the project to the local audience and to the potential applicants interested in participating the project and its launch during the Open Week (Belgrade, 13-16 June).

* Summer School is intense one-week educational event. It is created by the participants of all groups, for themselves and also for the others interested in the topics, especially those from the region. The summer school will be organised in Ohrid in August 16-23, 2009.

* Incubator comprises of a six-month collaborative work of the working groups. Their curricula will be designed by the participants, and include a continual self-educational process of the groups in Belgrade and Skopje via video link, and programmes facilitated by invited guest lecturers.

* Timeshare Campus is an accommodation/work structure offered by the project to the groups in the period of March and April 2010 to facilitate collaboration during the time of preparing collective cultural initiatives. The collaborative works can be e.g. video, fanzine, installation, web site, etc. They will be publicly presented in the region after the project’s completion.

HOW TO APPLY

Both individuals and groups can apply.

Any discrimination on ethnic, gender, generational, sexual, religious, etc. basis is not accepted within this project.

Please send your application consisting of:

-          narrative biography (up to 500 words);
-          one example of your work (in any media);
-          one page motivation letter, with indicates field of interest; and
-          your contact (email and cell phone).
-          In case of a group application please indicate potential collaborators.

To:

Deschooling Classroom :: dsc@tkh-generator.net

Deadline: June 17, 2009.

The decisions will be announced by June 19, 2009.

For further information please visit: www.deschoolingclassroom.tkh-generator.net, or contact us at: dsc@tkh-generator.net

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  1. Irena Sentevska says:

    Fields of interest:
    -interdisciplinary curating
    -interdisciplinary dramaturgy
    -work with digital images

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Deschooling Classroom

Deschooling Classroom is a project that addresses the contemporary independent cultural scenes in the region, researching and offering an alternative to the hierarchical models of education in the art and culture. Methodologically, the project moves away from the concepts of individual authorship and expertise, and advocates open collective educational structures where self-organised communities facilitate horizontal production, exchange and distribution of knowledge.