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ERIC Number: EJ1082518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Memories in Motion: Learning, Process, History and Art in Public Space
Qadri, Debbie
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v55 n3 p379-389 Nov 2015
This essay presents an art project as an example of two aspects of public pedagogy. The first, is that the project critically examined how history is made, and through art-making and installation it performed an alternative publishing of history. Secondly, the art project was utilised as both a process and outcome within public space, and through this contributed to raising awareness for both participants and audience about the politics of public space. Through both aspects the project shed light on acts of public pedagogy as a process of questioning our normal relationships with history and public space. "Memories in Motion" was a project where learning took place within a particular public space by moving through, documenting and researching it. This learning was generated into artworks, which were then taken and placed back into that space. These actions disrupt the normal conventions of learning about history and of public space, and shift the agency of telling history and using public space to the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia