Under the Mango Tree – Sites of Learning gathering
Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany
18 Jul 2017 - 19 Jul 2017
Formal education systems are increasingly reaching their limits due to a growing multiplicity of perspectives. However informal and artist-led educational initiatives are taking root. In cooperation documenta 14's aneducation and ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) organise the gathering of Under the Mango Tree—Sites of Learning, which addresses and presents educational shifts. Different artistic initiatives and schools from multiple geographies, which are critically positioned outside and within the Western canon, have been invited from around the world.
With a special emphasis on both historical and contemporary accounts as well as examples from non-hierarchical models of learning, these initiatives address forms of indigenous practices of communal production and preservation of knowledge, postcolonial knowledge production, as well as the role of the artist in building a democratic society.
15 contributors will work towards new vantage points for a contemporary and broadened understanding of learning and knowledge production. The outcomes will be presented in different formats, ranging from lectures to performances and workshops. The participants of the gathering will be able to actively participate. With reference to the model of a communal garden as a place of teaching and learning, the gathering takes place at various sites in Kassel during documenta 14.
Wood Land School will participate in Under the Mango Tree.
Under the Mango Tree is a cooperation between aneducation of documenta 14 and ifa (Institut für Auslandbeziehungen).
Supported through a partnership with ArtsEverywhere, an online platform by Musagates, which places the arts in relation to all aspects of the world around us.