Conference: Think_Together Arts Education, Resilience and Sustainability
The OeAD and EDUCULT invite in the framework of ENO to the conference and exchange of
practice ”Think_together arts and cultural education, resilience and sustainability” in Vienna.
Together with European researchers as well as teachers, artists and cultural educators from
Austria, the conference will discuss which practice and perspectives arts and cultural
education is developing for a resilient and sustainable approach to transformations.
Starting from the acute crises with global effects – climate change, pandemic, war in Europe
– this question will be explored on a systemic and on a practice level.
On a systemic level, the concept of resilience – understood here as the robustness, coping
capacity and also learning ability of systems – is closely linked to the concept of
sustainability. Sustainability can only be achieved if ecological, social, economic and cultural
aspects are taken into account. Which sustainable strategies (such as promoting structures
instead of promoting projects) can support resilience in the field of cultural education?
At the same time, arts and cultural education can contribute to the individual resilience of its
agents as well as its learners. But what do spaces for action and ways of working in cultural
education actually have to look like in order to be able to cope with difficult life
circumstances? How have they already changed and what role does the aspect of
cooperation play in this?
Interested teachers, artists and arts mediators are cordially invited to participate!
Sirikit Amann, OeAD, Education and Society (AT)
Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Chair of ENO (DK)
Markus Jeschaunig, Agent in the Biosphere, artist and architect, Graz (AT)
- 14:45 Panel Discussion: What kind of arts and cultural education is needed in times of transition?
Ulrike Gießner-Bogner, OeAD, Cultural Education with Schools (AT)
Susanne Keuchel, Academy of Arts Education (DE)
Charlotte Svendler-Nielsen, University of Copenhagen (DK)
Edwin van Merkeerk, Radboud University (NL)
Moderation: Aron Weigl, EDUCULT (AT)
- 15:45 Break
- 16:00 Workshops
Katharina Anzengruber, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg – Mozarteum
University Salzburg (AT)
Sheri Avraham, D/Arts – Projektbüro für Diversität und urbanen Dialog (AT)
Stephanie Godec, Austrian Commission for UNESCO (AT)
Mona Jas / Stefanie Fröhlich, KinderKunstLabor St. Pölten 2024 (AT)
Tanja Klepacki, UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education, Friedrich-
Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (DE)
Elmira Shemsedinova, Professional College of Arts and Design of KNUTD, Kiev (UA) / ANTON LEDERER, Office Ukraine Graz at: < rotor > (AT)
- 17:30 Break
- 17:45 Conclusion in plenary session
Gabriele Stöger, moderation
Gudrun Jöller, graphic recording