Lecture by Kristína Országhová
February 12, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., tranzit.sk, Beskydská 12
American architect and educator, Louis Kahn believed that schooling began with a man under a tree, who, not realizing that he was a teacher, shared his observations with others who did not realize that they were students. A tree is a potential place for gathering. Each school begins with gathering. Kristína Országhová is interested in creating critical educational environments in which knowledge is based on lived experiences of members of communities where this environment has been created. In her lecture she will talk about current as well as past efforts to decolonize knowledge and power, about mobilizing marginalized knowledge, about why we respect certain forms of knowledge and reject others, about Mujawar and gardens of students. What new spaces of learning result from these strivings?
Kristína Országhová (1992) is an artist, editor of the cultural social magazine Kapitál and co-organizer of the Bratislava BAK Summer School. She works with Amnesty International Slovakia on human rights education. She completed her studies of artistic research at MaHKU (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht). She is interested in collective, socially and politically aware artistic practice.
Event is part of the Hidden Curriculum exhibition and will be held in Slovak language.
Erste Foundation is main partner of tranzit. Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.