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ENCUENTRO “Education and Art on Local Territories: Art, Education, Mediation, and Community Practices in Latin America"

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Online program and on-site at Malba and Pinacoteca: November 11, 12 and 13, 2024.

Call for proposals: May 27 through July 28, 2024.

CLASSROOM: Laura Anderson Barbata with the School of Architecture and Design of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso: La experiencia de lo común [The Experience of the Common] (2022). Photo: Nelson Campos.

To foster spaces for exchange, dissemination, and critical thinking around artistic-pedagogical experiences linked to Latin American communities, the artistic platform LA ESCUELA___, Malba - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and Pinacoteca de São Paulo convoke a Symposium on “Education and Art on Local Territories: Art, Education, Mediation, and Community Practices in Latin America.”

The program includes a hybrid cycle of lectures and roundtables open to the public and on-site educational artistic projects. The Symposium seeks to connect artists, educators, and cultural practitioners working at institutions and socio-community spaces through an open call.

The program will allow sharing experiences and projects at the intersections of art, education, and artistic mediation, as well as artistic-pedagogical practices linked to communities. It also aims to deepen the pedagogical reflection at the hemispheric level.

The Symposium will take place from November 11 to 13, 2024 as part of the educational programs of LA ESCUELA___, working together with the education departments of Malba and Pinacoteca. The programming includes lectures on the platform's AUDITORIUM and in person at Malba and Pinacoteca; participatory context-based CLASSROOM projects in different places of Latin America; and online LABORATORIES that will unfold as roundtable dynamics. The latter will gather participants around various topics, interweaving art and education with cultural rights, expressing identities, and defending democracy and nature in the communities. All activities are open and free of charge.

Open Call

The Symposium “Education and Art on Local Territories: Art, Education, Mediation, and Community Practices in Latin America” calls for applications on two modalities, open to artists, educators, communities, and socio-community workers. The Symposium welcomes proposals for developing artistic educational CLASSROOM projects in public spaces and to present experiences around art and education in local territories in the LABORATORIES___Roundtables.

The call is open from May 27 through July 28, 2024. Learn more about each modality below:


LA ESCUELA's CLASSROOMS___ are collaborative educational projects that use art and education as experimental media, taking shape as installations, performances, and social practices, among various other expressions. Within the framework of the Symposium, the projects should be approached from reflection and practice regarding experimental or transdisciplinary learning perspectives, thus fostering collective-based educational models rooted in specific territories. The call seeks to create new spaces for social action that dialogue with social, political, and/or environmental challenges within Latin American contexts. The Classrooms shall take place in the locality of the selected applicants between September and October. The experience will be presented online in November 2024, along with other programs within the framework of the Symposium.

Learn more details and submit your proposal for CLASSROOMS here.

_WALKS_WALKING_WALKERS_ Classroom organized by LA ESCUELA___ together with KIOSKO Galería. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (2023). Workshop conceived and led by Eleonora Fabião.

Proposals for LABORATORIES___Roundtables

The Symposium’s LABORATORIES are spaces for exchange and dialogue about working and learning alongside local territories as experimental artistic practices to address social, political, and environmental issues. They will unfold through online roundtable dynamics coordinated by artists, educators, and researchers. These meeting spaces aim to generate collaborative networks for dialogue, dissemination, and critical reflection on art education programs and artistic-pedagogical projects linked to local communities. They will also address context-based work developed by art museums, cultural initiatives, and socio-community spaces in Latin America. The roundtables will be organized around the following scopes of reflection: the relationships between artists, educators, and communities; cultural rights, memory, and democracy; identities and diversities; nature and places. All interested in presenting their projects must submit a summary; if selected, they must submit a text or presentation before the Symposium. The roundtables will be held in Spanish and Portuguese, applications will be received in both languages. 

Find out more details and submit your proposal for the LABORATORIES___Roundtables here.

Rimanakuy: "We Do Have Eyes / Ñawiyoqmi Kanchis," by María José Murillo, Alipio Melo and Danitza Willka.

Courtesy: Noqanchis. (LA ESCUELA____ CLASSROOMS, 2023).


The call for proposals runs from May 27 to July 28, 2024. The applications received will be reviewed and selected by the teams of Malba, Pinacoteca, and LA ESCUELA___. The selection criteria will be based on the relevance, pertinence, and coherence of the proposals regarding current social, political, and/or environmental issues across Latin America, linked by the threading of art and education in local contexts. The final selection will be announced in August. The authors of the selected proposals will be contacted individually by email. In the case of the LABORATORIES___Roundtables, the selected participants must send their final text or presentation by October 21.

The Symposium “Education and Art on Local Territories” will take place simultaneously at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo and Malba, as well as online, on November 11, 12, and 13, 2024. The on-site program will be open to the public, and the online meetings will be held via Zoom and streamed through the YouTube channels of the organizing institutions. People interested in attending the virtual meetings will be able to register free of charge.

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