‘A Dissenting Voice Amongst the Dissenting Voices’
Engaging the Disengaged: The Complimentary Convergence of Development Education and Social Art Practice

Abstract

This research aims to present a creative comprehension and empirical account of how disengaged and disadvantaged young adults in education respond to the amalgamation of the development education and social art practice. The study is primarily concerned with examining the experiential conditions of the young adults institutionalised relationships within a formal and informal context, by analysing the role of perspective, value and awareness within their learning and social cycle. Engagement strategies within the field prompted the participants to critically think, problem solve, experiment, interpersonally connect and creatively act for the betterment of their social and human relations. A discussion and analysis of the participants experiences, opinions, behaviours and attitudes has identified a number of injustices in contemporary education. The transformative practice has ascertained if the featured learning paradigm can be performed as an incentive for social change


Systems'
Jun 2019 – Present

Project description
Systems is a large (8 by 4 ft) blackboard panel divided in 8 to form single wooden pieces (A1). The interconnect pieces are similar to a jigsaw puzzle that form a cognitive blackboard panel that’s a rich and highly visual narrative. Previously the blackboard panel was inscribed with various expository words, sketches, diagrams and doodles by the young adults of YR. The artform mediums is a mixture of traditional with contemporary art (illustration, graphic art and sculpture), with this, aiming to break the design grid by expanding the limitations of creative practice. The target audience is directed at four distinct learners (activist, pragmatist, theorist, reflector) which is relates to Honey and Mumford’s (1982) analysis on learning styles. The Irish society cohort will align to elicit creative self-reflection of the individual(s) learning and educational experiences, as the panels provoke conversations, note-taking and doodles. The creative construction relates to the two art patterns coined by Bourriaud (1998) and Beuys (1973); where relational aesthetics and the social sculpture meet to expand arts potential to transform social and human relations.

Systems can transmit the transcendence of education learning from traditional education conditions to a post-hierarchical learning environment with the preferences of exploratory, experimental, and multi-disciplinary approaches in knowledge production. The researcher coins himself as a mobile pedagogue comprehends various micro injustices of formalized education from previous and contemporary experiences; from the perspective of his practice and others. The panel collections will manifest how educational-goers must probe for free individual productive potency (prompt; identify; creation; act). The viewer is exposed to a transformative journey (narrative vignette) through educational situations that are augmented by the themes identified in the research. 

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