09:00 – 09:40
DONNA KUKAMA | PREFACE: WE THE PEOPLE
Underscored by A Tribe Called Quest‘s 2016 hip-hop song “We the People”. Kukama’s performative lecture is part of an ongoing series of public appearances that constitute a History Book mutating between storytelling, public announcements, noise, and ways of existing.
ACADEMIC DISCUSSIONS ABOUT TEACHING PRACTICE
09:40 – 10:00
GRAHAM DAMPIER | AFRICAN INSIGHTS
Being #WOKE is UJ making African Insights studies accessible through online teaching and compulsory across all fields of study.
10:00 – 10:30
NIKE ROMANO | LIFE AFTER RHODES FELL
What the #RHODESMUSTFALL campaign’s impact means for curriculum development, shifting pedagogies and power structures.
AN OVERVIEW OF ARTS EDUCATION FROM A LOCAL, CONTINENTAL + INDIVIDUAL PERSPECTIVE
11:00 – 11:20
PROF DAVID ANDREW + TAMMY STEWART | LAY OF THE LAND
Tammy Stewart and her Master’s supervisor, Professor David Andrew critically review Arts Education in South Africa during the period 1990 to the present.
11:20 – 11:40
PROF. MZOBZ MBOYA | CONTINENTAL VIEW
Prof. Mboya recaps the 2015 #NEPAD arts education conference and the subsequent actions the conference provoked both locally and on the continent.
11:40 – 13:10
AVRIL JOFFE | MEASURING PERCEPTIONS
An interactive, live evaluation of arts education referencing the previous two sessions and their impact on the individual in arts education. A frank group discussion about where we all fit in to the current landscape. This will be documented + shared on the conference website after the event.
ARTS EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE : HAPPENING NOW
14:10 – 14:40
NANDIE MNYANI | SOUNDS OF DEVELOPMENT
The role of #INDIGENOUS instruments and culture in decolonised arts education.
14:40 – 15:10
MOTSUMI MAKHENE IN CONVERSATION WITH THOBILE CHITTENDEN | REVOLUTION
The role of the #CREATIVE in the 4th industrial revolution and why revolutionaries still call community art centres home.
15:10 – 15:30
PROF. KENNEDY CHINYOWA | THE PROTEAN CAREER
Does South African art education meet our future needs?
15:25 – 15:35
ALICE EDY | GRAPHIC STORYTELLER
16:00 – 18:00
MPHO MABULE & PHILLIP MANANA |TOWNHALL LEKGOTLA
The Departments of Arts and Culture and Basic Education answer questions from the audience about #ARTSEDUCATION in South Africa.
BREATHER OVER WINE + CANAPES
18:30 – 19:30
DR WALLY SEROTE
The power of the arts and how to mobilise it as a weapon of #ACTIVISM and #ADVOCACY. Iconic poet and struggle veteran Dr Mongane Wally Serote will recall his experience of ‘Weaponizing Words for Political Change’.
Dr Serote is a true South African icon, and his work is widely recognised from near and far. Although, best known for his poetry that has been hailed as pivotal to the rise of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa, Serote has received numerous other awards, scholarships and accolades. Dr Serote is also an active member of the Liberation Army, Umkhonto We Sizwe and he firmly believes that now is the time that South African literature should feature more heavily in South African curriculums at both school and university level. He says that “arts and culture can be the tapestry which weaves our nation together”.