engage International Conference 2015

engage International Conference 2015

The engage International Conference takes place 19 & 20 November in Glasgow. The title for this year's conference is 'A Difference Game: Young people working with art and artists'

A Different Game: Young people working with art and artists
The 2015 engage International Conference
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall & venues across Glasgow, 19 & 20 November 2015
Fringe events across Glasgow 18, 19 & 21 November 2015

We've commissioned India Rose Harvey to report back from the conference for us. She'll be tweeting and instagramming and sharing her thoughts and picking up on the main topics that are being discussed.

Follow the #engconf15 hashtag to keep up-to-date with what's going on.

About the Conference

A Difference Game: Young people working with art and artists will focus on three key
areas of discussion:

Is the gallery a school?
Questioning if gallery education is more effective when aligned with the pedagogies of formal education or when situated within the strategies of radical education practice.

Cross-disciplinary engagement
Exploring what partnership can teach us about engaging young people more broadly in
cultural production.

The ethics of peer-led practice
Considering issues of authorship and autonomy and the role that young people have in breaking down the implicit hierarchies of the institution.

For further information see: engage.org/conference2015
engage Conference’s Media Partner, for the seventh year running is Axisweb (charity, agency and platform: showcasing artists ideas and talent)

About India Rose Harvey

India is a multidisciplinary artist educator with a background in printed illustration and pattern making that developed into a sculptural and woven textile practice.

For several years before her Illustration BA, India was a peer-leader in 'Raw Canvas', a subversive youth program at Tate Modern that ran until 2012. During this time she began to develop ideas around inclusive education practice and peer leadership opportunities both in and out of cultural institutions.

Since graduating, India has worked in a variety of organisations, schools and charities teaching and delivering workshops as well as spending a year at a craft school in Sweden to further develop her textile practice.

Maintaining a keen interest in ideas surrounding young people as cultural producers, she engages in independent research into progressive education and facilitation as well as searching for ways to fund her new ideas.