Co-creation + Action x Mobility = Disruption
Join us on Instagram Live for a conversation between participatory researcher, artist and facilitator, Nabeel Petersen and Head of Education at Zeitz MOCAA, Liesl Hartman.
This is part of an ongoing series of conversations with movers and shakers of our art ecosystem. Liesl will speak with Nabeel about positive disruption in relation to inter-disciplinary co-creation. They will discuss how methodology can be revised to promote ‘unschooling’, mobility, connectivity and action that has real results.
Nabeel is a participatory researcher and facilitator focused on developing inclusive collaborations and co-design processes to challenge traditional research-engagement structures and programming. He is the co-founder of the NPO the Pivot Collective, focused on egalitarian collaborations, knowledge translation and research decolonization, and the Director of Interfer, a company focused on participation and research.
Liesl believes that education in and through the Creative and Visual Arts is a powerful tool for positive change, healing, developing a sense of identity and bringing a sense of enjoyment and excitement to learning. Her vision for the Zeit MOCAA Centre for Arts Education is to provide a meaningful museum experience for all audiences whatever their age, background or expectation.
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a not-for-profit institution that exhibits, collects, preserves and researches contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora; conceives and hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational, discursive and enriching programmes; encourages intercultural understanding; and strives for access for all.
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
6:30 pm Cape Town, Harare, Maputoâ£â£â£
7:30 pm Addis Ababa, Kampala, Nairobiâ£â£â£
5:30 pm Lagos, Douala, Luanda, Londonâ£â£â£
4:30 pm Dakar, Accra, Lomeâ£â£â£
11:30 am New Yorkâ£â£â£
1:30 pm Salvador do Bahia
Nabeel Petersen considers himself to be a mixed martian (or other interplanetary) artist, of sorts, passionate about the fertile spaces between”¦ people, disciplines, places, spaces, approaches, approaches, expression and life/nature.
Unschooled in the participatory arts, research and an insatiable explorer of finding middle ground between spaces and people, he is a passionate adventurer in Space and developing inclusive collaborations and co-design/participatory processes to challenge tradition and traditional research-engagement structures and programmes.
He is the Director of Interfer, a company focused on collaborations, storytelling, participation, research and the arts, and the co-founder of the NPO the Pivot Collective, focused on egalitarian collaborations, knowledge translation and research decolonization. Why? Because what we’re currently obsessing about, trying to own as our own and rolling out is simply just not enough. When we favour some over others, we create an unjust and defunct world.
This Indigo child / star seed is hyper focused on developing inclusive and collaborative models folding in the spaces between science, research, people and especially the arts, which he believes have the natural inclination to be catalysts for social transformation, greater impact and human connectivity and collective collaboration, which is no needed more than ever. His arts- and collaborative-based engagement and research practice challenges traditional boundaries and binaries.
“Nothing breathes in Isolation” often vibrates from this Star Seed. “Together We Can. So Why The Hell Are We Not?!”
Liesl Hartman (BAFA, HDE PG SEC) is the Head of Education at the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, appointed to this position in July 2018. Liesl is best in known in arts educational community in Cape Town as the principal of the Peter Clarke Art Centre, a position that she has held for since 2010. During her tenure as principal, the Art Centre was awarded the Cape 300 Foundation Gold medal for excellence in Arts Education. She has been involved in formal and community based Visual Art and Design Education for 27 years in her capacity as teacher, facilitator and manager. She has taught children and adults of all ages in a variety of contexts. She was part-time lecturer for the Visual Arts and Design post-graduate method course at the University of Cape Town until her appointment at the Zeitz MOCAA. She has received excellence awards for her support of, and in-service training for teachers in, the Creative Arts curriculum for the Western Cape Education Department and for her teaching in the Adult Basic Education and Training curriculum. She has written a variety of teaching and learning support material for the Creative and Visual Arts curricula for the Western Cape Education Department across all phases and has also done extensive training for educators. She has been appointed as external moderator for the Grade 12 National Practical Examination process since 2014.
She served as the Chairperson of the Ibhabhathane Project, a local and national arts educational and in-service teacher training programme based in Cape Town for 9 years. She project-managed and worked as a facilitator within the project for 16 years. The Ibhabhathane Project has offered access to arts education to children and teachers in South Africa for the past 17 years. She is a teacher and facilitator in the CICLO Arts Educational Exchange Project (Denmark/South Africa) and worked as a design facilitator in the Phakama International Arts Educational Exchange Project for 5 years. (South Africa/London/India)
Her vision for the Zeit MOCAA Centre for Education is to provide a museum experience that will be meaningful for audiences whatever their age, background or expectation. Through rich and varied education programmes, Liesl hopes to build a Centre for Education at the Zeitz MOCAA that will convey the content of the collection and the temporary exhibitions with sensitivity and humility.
“I am excited by the ways in which we will create programming around the exhibitions and the collection that honours the voices if the artists and creates memorable experiences for audiences”
This work has already begun in the programming that has been introduced for schools, families and the general public. Collaborations and partnership projects with community organisations and tertiary institutions, is underway to extend the work of the Centre for Art Education and to ensure the reach of the museum beyond its physical walls. The curatorial department and the Centre for Art Education work closely together to ensure that the content of exhibitions and the work of the museum at large can be shared by local and international visiting academics and institutions through programming that allows for formal and informal debate, discussion and exchange.
Liesl believes that education in and through the Creative and Visual Arts is a powerful tool for positive change, healing, developing a sense of identity and bringing a sense of enjoyment and excitement to learning.