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Blobwork: Combating Hierarchy in Educational Space

April 30, 2016
4:00pm  -  4:15pm
High Bay Gallery, Great Hall — Level 2

In Blobwork: Combating Hierarchy, Hanauer outlines the blob, a method of artistic activism that works to deconstruct hierarchy. This method is composed of three major components: 1) the blob is radically open, 2) the blob is democratic, and 3) the blob is alive. Hanauer applied this method to a yearlong ESOL teaching residency with refugee youth in Baltimore, where traditional classroom power dynamics were deconstructed to create a proactive, multi-lingual learning space. Through this project-based approach, youth produced the 100% YES Manifesto and exhibition that occupied Current Gallery.

2016 — Oakland  Open Platform