How to enable socially just and decolonized pedagogy in arts education? And how does the (no) university of the future look like? The process of decolonization of higher education in a more-than-human world (Braidotti, 2019) touches upon different layers of the educational structure: from the epistemic layer to the physical space of university often mirroring a colonial representation in its infrastructure, to the hierarchy embedded in the classroom representation (Mbembe, 2016). Nowadays, the calls for decolonization are often intertwined with the recognition of the need to move beyond the so-called era of the Anthropocene. This talk addresses the colonized and hierarchical power structure that positions human beings at the center of the universe. It moves one to suggest an alternative scenario in which humans are not anymore the fulcrum of the world but a part of it, in connection with other living and not living being.
Dr. Fabiola Camuti (she/her) is Associate Professor (i.o.), at the Professorship Art education as Critical Tactics (AeCT), ArtEZ University of the Arts, Research Affiliate with the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), and KUO program leader Research in Arts Education (Arts Sector, National Association Universities of Applied Science). She has been researcher and practitioner in different countries and institutions (Italy, France, Denmark, UK, NL) and has worked as Lecturer at the Departments of Theatre Studies (University of Amsterdam) and Media and Culture (Utrecht University). In 2019, she joined the AeCT research team at ArtEZ, where she combines her expertise as researcher, practitioner, and educator. She conducts research, leads projects, and gives seminars on topics that include embodied and socially-just pedagogies, participatory arts, performance & politics, politics of arts and cultural education, non-hierarchical learning, arts education in a more-than-human world.
Dr. Fabiola Camuti