Hezkuntza proiektuak 2016-2017 prentsaurrekoa
The education project, one of the pillars of the tabakalera cultural project, presents its programme for 2016-2017.
The education project is a key cog in the Tabakalera wheel, as it is the tool that facilitates the understanding of and introduction to the content of exhibitions, the cinema and the other project areas for citizens.
A year has already passed since the education team started working in and from the Tabakalera building and a few years more since they began to build up their first networks with the education communities and associations in the vicinity and education teams at other cultural centres in the Basque Country and the state. This time has made it possible to build the pillars of one of the basic areas of the Tabakalera cultural project, lay the groundwork for programmes and work lines and find partners with similar networks when it comes to understanding education.
The Tabakalera education project is focused on building relationships and dialogue between the Tabakalera cultural programme and cultural agents, associations and the general public. Education is understood as a way of exchanging and generating knowledge. To do so, programmes have been developed based on collaboration with different realities and people and moving away from the concept of the educator as a mere transmitter of information.
ACCESS TO THE CULTURAL PROJECT
The Tabakalera education project started operating in 2013, with its first approach being to the immediate surroundings, the Egia district. Until the centre opened in September 2015, it worked mainly looking inwards, although it also carried out specific activities and projects. However, once Tabakalera opened, the education team has been one of the main ways for citizens to access the project.
The education programme is aimed at virtually everyone. There are short, medium and long-term offerings aimed at the field of education and associations, where issues linked to exhibitions, the centre itself or other topics of interest to groups will be dealt with through visits, workshops and work sessions, always focusing on the development of critical points of view. Tours and workshops that accompany and delve into exhibitions or long-term project proposals for groups of young people and teenagers are offered to family groups and the general public, about the audiovisual industry and public space, among other subjects.
With regard to activities aimed at school groups and associations, a total of 180 groups and 6,655 people have taken part in them since the centre opened. The educational offerings from Tabakalera have been welcomed by the educational community, allowing it to become another agent in this community in a short time. This welcome is also due to the training programme aimed at teachers. During the first year, most of the groups were from the Donostialdea area, but the geographical range has gradually expanded to include other regions and territories.
With regard to programmes aimed at the general public, including both adults and children, almost 2,000 people have taken part.
It is also worth mentioning that collaborations have been established with other centres in Spain, such as CA2M, and that the education team has taken part in several meetings nationwide.
EDUCATION PROGRAMME 2016 - 2017
The 2016 - 2017 education programme involves the consolidation of specific programmes which were launched last year.
This is the case with Kamaleoiak Gara!, an activity programme for children and adults to enjoy together in the framework of contemporary art. Through workshops and/or actions of a diverse nature (music, performance, theatre, puppets, etc.), Kamaleoiak Gara! aims to get family audiences to take an interest in exhibitions at Tabakalera at any given time, such as its cinema programme and other forms of contemporary creation.
Visits in dialogue and experimental visits to exhibitions will also continue, where a guest (an educator, scientist, biologist, historian, etc.) suggests a new path which gives a new interpretation of exhibitions.
Among the projects in the consolidation phase are long-term work groups, such as Zoom (an audiovisual laboratory for young people aged between 16 and 21), Hiria Hackeatu (workshops for young people about the city and digital culture), Testu-inguruan (a work group linked to exhibitions) or Space 0 - 6 (a project to design and construct a space for families collaboratively). Specifically, these projects highlight the interest in promoting collective, stable relationships over time with different people and mainstreaming with other areas of the Tabakalera cultural project.
Another of the key programmes that will start its third edition in October is School Peripheries, a call aimed at the educational community of Donostialdea which involves looking for ways of collaborating in the long term.
With regard to networks and collaborations with other entities, it is worth mentioning that collaboration continues with Feministaldia and that, for next year, work is being done on organising a congress with the UPV/EHU on art and education. With regard to collaboration networks that make it possible to reflect on practical experience carried out by the education team, this involves the Eskola work line. Education as research which consists of rethinking practical experience internally but which will have moments of visibility through a call for an educational residency programme, participation in the international network Another Roadmap for Arts Education, and activities in collaboration with local entities in the framework of the exhibition Tratado de Paz (Peace Treaty).
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