Documents on Paulo Freire from the archives of the Ecumenical Council Church of Geneva.
© microsillons, 2016.

Reinventing the pedagogy of the oppressed to foster cultural participation in Swiss contemporary art institutions

June 2021 to December 2022

This project aims to promote cultural participation in swiss contemporary art institutions in order to reduce social selectivity. To do so, we propose to reinvent - in the light of the challenges of today's migrant society - the tools of Freirean pedagogy, in dialogue with mediators and people who are usually not very visible/audible in cultural institutions. Thus, based on several key concepts developed by Paulo Freire (1921-1997) in Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1974) (the founding work of critical pedagogies), it will be a matter of inventing, experimenting and then disseminating new approaches to facilitate the active inclusion of previously invisibilized - and therefore excluded - groups in the production of discourse in Swiss contemporary art institutions.

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