Forest Rangers: Al̶t̶e̶r̶n̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶a̶l̶t̶e̶r̶n̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶, or, the undercommons of art(s) education II

07 May 2019

Al̶t̶e̶r̶n̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶a̶l̶t̶e̶r̶n̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶

or, the undercommons of art(s) education II

7th May 2019, 6.30-8pm

Al̶t̶e̶r̶n̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶a̶l̶t̶e̶r̶n̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶, or, the undercommons of art(s) education aims to read on and discuss the current state of art(s) education in the UK as (if) it might (ever) be understood as a common resource. Join Dr Susannah Haslam to read a selection of texts, and draw on our own experiences as students, teachers and researchers to situate this thinking between discourse and practice.

Advice, report, exhibition.


How to make your voice heard as an art student, according to The White Pube’

‘The Value of the Alternative’, Sara Jaspan (Art Monthly, 395)

‘Pioneer Works’ Alternative Art School Fair’

Dr Susannah Haslam is a research practitioner and lecturer working, writing and publishing in the expanded fields of art, design and education. She teaches across visual culture at University of the Arts London. Her research explores the possibility of news forms of infrastructuring and organising between education, policy and the cultural sector; (alternative) pedagogies and arts education models.

Her PhD research, After the Educational Turn: Alternatives to the alternative art school considered the contemporary phenomenon of alternative arts education as both an aesthetic and political project, after art’s so-called ‘Educational Turn’.

Forest Rangers is a reading group exploring the current state of the commons and their possible future. Each session will expand on one of five topics: alternative art spaces, natural resources, education, open source economics and outer space migration. Through this we hope to establish a comprehensible set of understandings and goals to nurture our common resources. Each group is led by a researcher in order to spark conversation and prompt ideas, inviting participants to share their experiences and thoughts.

The project is organised by Diaspore, a research platform founded by artist Lou-Atessa Marcellin and will be hosted at Jupiter Woods for its entire duration, culminating in the recording of 5 podcasts and a live event in December 2019.