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ERIC Number: EJ1138666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-19
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
Exploring the Relational Complexities of "Learning ART Together": A Museum Based Art Program for Migrant Women
Sanders-Bustle, Lynn; Meyer, Jaymie; Standafer Busch, Liz
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v18 n10 Mar 2017
In this article, researchers discuss how relational theory (Bourriaud, 2002) can be used to understand the experiences of five migrant women participating in a museum art program called "Learning ART Together." We posit that museums and art centers, like many institutions, are constantly working in tension with rigid institutional structures, financial demands, and formalized curricula as they strive to provide programming for migrants. Such structures challenge possibilities for relationship building and transformative practices. Findings reveal that by using a relational lens, we are better able to understand how dialogue creates alternative social exchanges which honor and challenge "everydayness" and shape new ways of being in the world. Our research revealed that relational theory offers insights into the ways participants create alternative sites of sociability suggesting implications for pedagogy that aims to create equitable and just experiences.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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