On the politics of aesthetics.
Professor John Baldacchino, Associate Professor of Art and Art Education at Columbia University Teachers College, New York, will be speaking on Art’s Pedagogical Polity on Monday 16 March, 6-7 pm, at the University of Malta, Msida.
John is the author of four books, the latest being Education Beyond Education: Self and The Imaginary in Maxine Greene’s Philosophy (Peter Lang, 2008).
Art’s Pedagogical Polity is his new book project – art as a pedagogical polity where the main concern is not simply that of art’s political forms and how they are taught, but rather, art’s inherent pedagogy and its consequences for aesthetics, education and the politics of aesthetics. Dr. Baldacchino invites feedback in what will be an open-ended discussion.
Currently he is working on two book projects: Makings of the Sea: On Mediterranean Aesthetics (Gorgias Press, 2009) and Art’s Way Out: Exit Pedagogy and the Cultural Condition (Sense Publishers, 2010).
The seminar will take place in the Mediterranean Institute Room 124 opposite University Library by the Arvid Pardo Study Area. Entrance from Carpark 4. Open to the public.
Professor Baldacchino is being hosted by the Work in Progress Seminars at the University of Malta, convened by Professors Paul Clough and Peter Mayo under the auspices of the Mediterranean Institute.