See more about iJADE 2021 'Hybrid Spaces: Re-imagining pedagogy, practice and research'

The annual conference of the International Journal of Art and Design Education   26 March - 28 March 2021


This year's conference will give you the opportunity to reflect on new and adapted conceptual, digital and physical spaces for practice.


Registrations available for single-day admission or for the three-day programme

This year’s iJADE conference will be hosted online. We will focus on new and adapted conceptual, digital and physical spaces for our practice. The past few months have challenged all of us working in Art and Design education and research, to re-imagine and review our practice. As well as addressing the challenges and barriers that have emerged, we will focus on opportunities for reflection and innovation in our pedagogy. Research developments and approaches that are showing potential to help us understand and evaluate new and hybrid pedagogies, modes of engagement and participation are welcomed. The conference will run over three days, each with a different theme:


• Societal, environmental and political impact

We are delighted to confirm the keynote speaker for Friday 26 March will be internationally renowned writer and cultural critic Professor Henry Giroux. Throughout his life, Henry has sought to develop a critical theory of education, emphasizing crucial intersections between the role of education in schools and universities with that of culture and public life. Henry will be speaking on the theme of 'Societal, Environmental and Political Impact'.


• Participation, Inclusion and Access

We are delighted to confirm the keynote speakers for Saturday 27 March will be Diana Laurillard and Chila Kumari Burman.

Diana is Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at UCL Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education. Current projects include: ‘The Transformational Potential of MOOCs’ in the Centre for Global HE at UCL-IOE; the project on ‘Future Education’ in the RELIEF Centre at UCL-IGP. Her latest book, ‘Teaching as a Design Science’, is published by Routledge.

Chila is a British artist whose work is held in a number of public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wellcome Trust in London, and the Devi Foundation in New Delhi. Her installation, 'remembering a brave new world', is currently on display at Tate Britain.


• Creativity and Wellbeing

We are delighted to confirm the keynote speaker for Sunday 28 March will be environmental activist Satish Kumar. Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist; Co-founder & Visiting Fellow of Schumacher College; a former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish has been quietly setting the global agenda for change for over 50 years.

The conference will be closed with a final keynote presentation by Michele Gregson (General Secretary, NSEAD), Liz Macfarlene (President, NSEAD) and Rachel Payne (Former President, NSEAD).


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