Pedagogies of Transition

April - May 2023
Biljana Ciric and Susie Quilinan (Study Pattern Collective)

This is a series of  online discussions series Dr Frances C. Koya Vaka’uta, Larys Frogier, Elvira Espejo Ayca, Manuela Moscoso, Zena Cumpston and Vanessa Machado de Oliveira.

As cultural workers we are implicated in ongoing systemic and institutional crises. We understand these crises as political, economical, epistemological and ecological. We recognize a need to move towards structural change. In this series of gatherings We ask “What are the ‘pedagogies of transition’ (Rolando Vazquez, 2021) towards different modes of instituting?” For us, instituting is closely connected to the curatorial, which we understand as a gesture of caring with others that can collectively lead us to more sustainable working methodologies.

Together we share possibilities for epistemic shifts—some speculative, others involving practical and concrete steps—towards undoing institutional working rituals. We share these conversations as a process of continuously composting knowledge to contribute to our collective struggle. In these public discussions we invited people who have had an intimate impact on our way of thinking and doing, and in whose work we glimpse possibilities for breathing, imagining and instituting otherwise.

The series is initiated by Biljana Ciric, Madeleine Collie and Susie Quillinan (Study Pattern Collective) and co-facilitated by: Deniz Kırkalı, Ka Yuet Lau and Iris Long (Goldsmiths College, Advanced Practices