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Shift/Work: Speculations

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeap into Action
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Performative Pedagogies in Art & Design Education
EditorsLee Campbell
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang
Pages21-26; 39-40; 59-60
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
EventShift/Work: Speculations - Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Mar 20174 Mar 2017


WorkshopShift/Work: Speculations
CountryUnited Kingdom


Shift/Work is a performative paragogics (Corneli 2011) that supports the active peer
production of Open Education Resources (OER) for artists. Shift/Work arose from
participatory action research (PAR) into art education’s hidden (anti-)curriculum as a
means of intervening in the monadic culture of self-sufficiency performed by its
atomising technologies of the self. An iterative practice continually re-performed like
a musical score, Shift/Workers compose and play-test intersubjective workshops for
one another prompted by a ‘gesture that interrupts’ (Biesta 2017, 36); a MacGuffin
that playfully amplifies our different educational expectations in order to draw our
collective attention to how learners are subjectivised as artists. Drawing on a paper presented at ISoTL17 in Calgary, this chapter delineates Speculations (Shift/Work 2017), a Shift/Workshop composed and performed in Scotland, India and Norway during 2017, the parameters of which were scaffolded by Dan Brown, Jake Watts and Neil Mulholland.

    Research areas

  • Speculation, Learning, Educational Turn, Artistic Turn, Paragogy, Andragogy, Autotelic, Play, Performance, Performative Pedagogy, OER, Materialisms, Irritation, Metacognition, Intersubjective, Autopoesis, Probe, connectivism


Shift/Work: Speculations


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Event: Workshop

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