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A SHADOW seminar

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Program Code:
A SHADOW seminar CURRICULUM
No Higher Education Credits
All Cycles

Reference number:
OPEN WEEK, Night School, 2018

1. Approval
The Board of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg have not approved this curriculum.
Several revisions to the curriculum has been made, but never presented to the board, although it has been presented in public.

2. Prerequisites
Admission to take part in the higher seminar on pedagogy and questions of education and the shadow seminar curriculum requires undocumented and independent approaches to the topic and content. Applicants will select themselves based on their ability and intention to take part in the seminar and the shadow seminar curriculum.

3. A shadow seminar curriculum purposes
The shadow seminar teach of survival in a nearby future, non-humans and humans all included. The shadow seminar introduces methods and concepts of informal activities that aim toward making transdisciplinary outcomes possible inside formal educations such as institutionalized art educations. This is of importance today when new ways of ethical and sustainable ways of living and understanding the world are needed for adapting to new environments and climates of the future. It does so by introducing itself as a parallel and informal shadow seminar that runs along(in)inside  the formal seminar. If we are lucky (depending on perspective of course) the institution as a whole, and all taking part within the institution, will be infected in some way. By taking part in the shadow seminar the participants can act from an in-ground position (institutional underground) within the frameworks of formal education and institutional art and art education. A shadow seminar claim to make real experiments and change possible, and can help prepare and take part in creating futures.

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