Reality Check: Contextualising Higher Education in Central and South Eastern Europe
Monday, 27 June 2011, 5 p.m.
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague (Auditorium)
Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze
náměstí Jana Palacha 80, 116 93 Praha 1
A PATTERNS_Lectures conference on 27 June 2011, 5 pm
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (AAAD), Prague
During this two-day conference, higher education experts from 11 countries will address the following key questions in keynotes, panel discussions and presentations: What is the current situation of universities in CEE? What trends can be identified in the educational policies in CEE? How do these changes affect the arts in particular? What are the main tensions between the private and public sectors in the field of higher education? What is the impact of a project like PATTERNS_Lectures?
Jindřich Smetana (Rector, AAAD Prague)
Christiane Erharter (Curator, ERSTE Foundation Programme Culture, Vienna)
Keynote speech by Renata Salecl (Philosopher and theorist, London and Ljubljana)
Education between anxiety and freedom: What has changed in the transition from socialism to capitalism?
Panel discussion with
Christine Böhler (Director, ERSTE Foundation Programme Culture, Vienna)
Ruxandra Silvelia Demetrescu (University Professor, Rector, National University of Arts, Bucharest)
Martina Pachmanová (Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Aesthetics, AAAD, Prague)
Vjeran Pavlaković (Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Rijeka)
Renata Salecl (Philosopher and theorist, London and Ljubljana)
Veronika Šubrtová (Student, Masters Programme History and Theory of Design and New Media, AAAD, Prague)
Moderator: Martina Handler (Project Manager, WUS Austria, Graz)
For more details on the programme of the conference, click here.
PATTERNS_Lectures is a project to support the development of new university courses in Central and South Eastern Europe. Fourteen courses were selected and taught in 11 countries over the 2010/2011 academic year. Both the lecturers and representatives from the universities where the courses were held will participate in the conference.
More information is available at www.wus-austria.org/patterns_lectures.