World University revisited – alternative schools, urban art and spatial practices as experimental school forms

A panel discussion about the phenomenon of new school-like format in urban art practices and how it connects historically and currently to the Danish ‘højskole’ tradition.
18 Nov 13:30 - 15:00
Location: Roskilde Festival Højskole

Among several urban art collectives, new practices are emerging where alternative school formats are employed and used as platforms for collective and situated learning – and the very art-making proces itself.

Participants are invited to engage in school-like activities such as lectures, reading and writing workshops and some even invite for a school or university format.

At GRASP, we have invited two collectives who are acting out some of these new forms of experimental school, Public Works (School of Civic Action) and Soft Agency (who curated Floating University).

The work of these collectives brings thoughts to earlier experiments with alternative school formats leading back to the youth movements in the 60s and 70s when world university in Thy, Northern Jutland emerged as an alternative school form in relation to the højskole with an international profile.

What is it in our time that re-stimulates the alternative school formats?

This panel explores the phenomenon of new school-like formats in urban art practices and looks into how it connects historically and currently to the Danish højskole tradition.

Listen in when representatives from the artistic collectives meet in dialogue with experts from the Danish højskole tradition.

The language used in this event is English.