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Aesthetic Education and Poetic Imagination: key tools for social and ecological change

Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Buckley Building BG01
21 February 2011 16:00-19:30

Third in a series of events, hosted by the Social Sculpture Research Unit; the Arts, Culture, Sustainability Oxford Brookes University university-wide research forum and ARP - the Arts Practice Research cluster at Oxford Brookes.


Since Friedrich Schiller wrote his 'Letters on the Aesthetic Education of the Human Being” there has been an increasing interest in education that regards the aesthetic dimension as central. This talk will highlight the urgency and importance of aesthetic and poetic education for humanness and social and ecological change.  

Dr Wolfgang Zumdick
Wolfgang Zumdick is a philosopher and curator, also involved in communications work for the Green Party. He has authored five monographs and other publications on the history of philosophy and on contemporary art and philosophy.
Wolfgang is currently involved in a project with the Art of Survival / Survival Art initiative in Berlin, linked to the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. He is a Research Associate in the Social Sculpture Research Unit and has collaborated with Shelley Sacks on several international social sculpture programmes and projects. He is currently supervising Masters and Doctoral students at Brookes in the field of social sculpture.


Please contact Lucy Turner for more information.


Ecological Citizenship and The Art of Changing One's Mind(set)
Interdisciplinary Symposia - Seminars - Dialogue Processes

Other events in this series:

Friday 4 February
Re-thinking Sustainability: New directions for Rio+20?
Dr Maritta Koch-Weser

Friday 18 February 
Taking Goethe seriously - stretching our thinking
Allan Kaplan


Friday 4 March  
Knowledge as process of transformation... and how aesthetic practice can contribute to it
Professor Dr Alex Arteaga 


Friday 18 March  
A one-day symposium and dialogue process with contributions from 3 leading figures in the field of arts and sustainability
Dr Arran Stibbe, Dr Hildegard Kurt and Peter Gingold


10 - 23 July 2011
For more information about the summer school please see

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Lucy Turner
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