Spaces of/as pedagogy: a conversation with Keg de Souza

1 August 2018

An Arts and Creative Education research network special event.

In her first Australian institutional solo exhibition – Common Knowledge and Learning Curves (Artspace, 29 July – 12 August 2018) – Australian artist Keg de Souza utilises the familiar aesthetics of a classroom in unexpected ways to bring focus to the ways in which space informs teaching and learning. De Souza’s temporary architectural constructions, seek to create a playful, mutable setting to host a series of dialogical events throughout the duration of the exhibition, including a series of “pedagogical experiments” facilitated by Dr Remy Low and students from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW). As a curtain-raiser to the exhibition and associated activities, SSESW is delighted to present de Souza in conversation with Dr Low, discussing her work and its inspiration.

Event details

  • When: 3–5pm

  • Where: Room 508, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free but RSVP is essential because the event is catered.

  • RSVP: RSVP before Monday, July 30, by emailing Dr Remy Low.

  • Contact: Remy Low
    T: +61 2 9351 6241
    E: remy.low@sydney.edu.au

  • Speakers: Keg de Souza is an Australian artist working with mediums that include inflatable and temporary architecture, food, film, mapping and dialogical projects to explore the politics of space. Her investigation of social and spatial environments is influenced by her formal training in architecture and experiences of radical spaces through squatting and organising. She often creates site- and situation-specific projects with people, emphasising knowledge exchange. De Souza is a member of various collaborative groups, such as SquatSpace Artist Collective and the Rizzeria printmaking collective. She is represented by Booklyn Artist Alliance, NY, for her artist’s books and zines which she has been self-publishing for more than 15 years. De Souza's previous exhibitions include the 5th Auckland Triennial; 15th Jakarta Biennale; Vertical Villages at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney (2013); Temporality in Architecture, Food and Communities, Delfina Foundation, London; Temporary Spaces, Edible Places, Atlas Arts, Isle of Skye, Scotland; If There’s Something Strange In Your Neighbourhood… Ratmakan Kampung, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2014); the 2016 Setouchi Triennale; and The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2017).

    Remy Low has been a secondary social science teacher, a lecturer and tutor in gender and cultural studies, and the academic adviser for the Mount Druitt University Hub project for widening participation in higher education. He completed his PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney in 2013 on the interaction between economic, cultural and educational policies in the debate over religious schooling in Australia. Dr Low's research interests centre on issues of identity and diversity in educational and cultural institutions. He is also interested in academic mentoring, as well as discursive, psychosocial, fictional and narrative approaches to educational research.

Spaces of/as pedagogy: a conversation with Keg de Souza

Where Room 508, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

1 August 2018


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