Punk Pedagogies in Practice

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12 Mar 2018

5pm to 7pm

Punk Pedagogies in Practice Symposium

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.
 
Speakers
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
 
Image credit
Dylan Smith, G, Dines, M & Parkinson, T (2017), Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning, London: Taylor & Francis. Book cover, designed by Russ Bestley.