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Teaching To Transgress Toolbox

Over the past ten years, tendencies towards polarisation and discrimination in the wider society have had a perceptible influence on attitudes and behaviours within education with forceful impacts on inclusive learning and teaching in our classrooms.

In attempts to meet these threats to diversity and pedagogical inclusivity we identify the pressing need to respond to these political and social issues. Intersectionality asserts that oppressions (based in racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, etc.) are interconnected and cannot be examined separately from one another. Critical intersectional feminist pedagogies have, by now, been proven to provide valuable conceptual and practical tools with which to focus on inclusivity. This is particularly true in the field of art, where teaching is known to be open to devising and applying new critical frameworks, tools of analysis and creative practices. Read more about TTTToolbox.

Teaching To Transgress Toolbox* is a no-credit collective research and study programme on critical pedagogy using artistic tools based on peer-learning and collective research. The whole project runs for two years (2019-2021). The actual study programme is structured in four one-week workshops during 2020 and is developed transnationally by three European art schools, erg in Brussels, HDK/Valand in Göteborg and ISBA in Besançon. It is funded by Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Grant.

*The title is inspired by bell hooks’ book Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom.


Upcoming events

Sparring Partners 1

A three-day online workspace organised by HDK/Valand, Göteborg University. We will investigate the complexities of an institutional body. Meet and work this body through its members, its language, its movements, its protocols, its entry points, its questions. And then, what did we learn?

How to say it?

Workshops hosted by erg, école de recherche graphique, Brussels.
We will examine modes of transmission as political tools: inclusive writing, non-binary languages, alternative voices, critical body.

A collective Interview
with Nassira Hedjerassi

Education as the Practice of Freedom
Sociologist specializing in popular education and feminisms, Nassira Hedjerassi is also a professor of education sciences at the Sorbonne University. She works on the work of bell hooks and has prefaced her works in France.
TTTToolbox participants will prepare a collective interview. @erg, rue du page 87, 1050 Bruxelles

A collective Teaching To Transgress Toolbox performance
with sounds from ILL-SYL

We will examine modes of transmission as political tools: inclusive writing, non-binary languages, alternative voices, critical body. Work in progress by the TTTToolbox participants.
@De Markten,
Oude Graanmarkt 5 rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains, 1000 Brussels