We thought of the structure like this:
A/ INTRODUCTION: Introducing themes and questions.
B/COLLECTIVE INVESTIGATION: Analysis of ‘themes’ of investigation by joining a group from the 3 below. People are free to move between groups, and will be provided with paper rolls and pens to make notes. (30mins/45mins) [Come back together as a group]
C/ ANALYSIS/ACTION: What’s next?
Here are our questions that we would like to investigate:
Group 1 What does it mean to put a monetary value on education? How has the increase in fees affected the arts? How has this affected… Arts education (schools and universities, curriculum, structures that support it) The production and display of “contemporary” art
Group 2 What does it mean to experiment for experiment’s sake? Is it possible to be radical within an institutional setting? How can one be ‘radical’ today? Is it possible to be conventional within a radical setting? Where does the ‘radical’ potential reside here?
Group 3 What does it mean to work within a group? What experience do you have of working within a group? What experience do you have of working independently? What is the difference between learning from each other and learning from a teacher? What is the role of of structure both inside and outside the institution? Do you need the structure or is it the motivation that holds a group together?