5pm to 7pm
Free and open to all, book here
Lecture Theatre C
This symposium will explore the relationship between punk scholarship and a range of pedagogic practices, from graphic design to visual communication, music, politics and cultural theory. It reflects upon the possibilities, practices, and implications of ‘punk pedagogies’, following a recent spike in interest and paper publications around this subject. It can also be seen partly as a response to a contemporaneous surge of political activity in the UK, US, and other Western nations, where education – especially higher education – is becoming increasingly embroiled in heated discussions around its aims, utility, and politics. Featuring speakers from a range of disciplines spanning visual communication, musicology, performance, music production and pedagogy, the symposium aims to explore punk pedagogies, above all, as ways of re-engaging with the humanity, humility, vigour, and vitality that educators know are at the heart of their purpose and function in society.
Mike Dines, Independent Scholar, Punk Scholars Network, Editor: Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning, Co-editor Punk & Post-Punk
Tom Parkinson, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Kent, Editor: Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning
Russ Bestley, Reader in Graphic Design, London College of Communication, Graphic Subcultures Research Hub, Punk Scholars Network, Author: The Art of Punk, Lead Editor Punk & Post-Punk
Matt Grimes, Senior Lecturer in Music Industries and Radio, Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, Punk Scholars Network
Shara Rambarran, Independent Scholar and Freelance Writer, Editor: The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education and The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality
Dylan Smith, G, Dines, M & Parkinson, T (2017), Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning, London: Taylor & Francis. Book cover, designed by Russ Bestley.