A vehicle of radical thoughts on museum learning

The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is taking place on university campus in South London from May 9th to 15th. The festival is our annual event at Goldsmiths University of London and a platform for PhD students to share their research and inspire other students. The title this year is  ‘Vehicles of Thoughts’. Personally, it will become a vehicle to share key learning of and through my literature review, while being part of a film and discussion panel on inclusive arts, community engagement and heritage learning. I am going to present an updated version of my paper, presented at “The Museum in the Global Contemporary” conference of the School of Museum Studies in Leicester on April 2016.

With the interest in social inclusion of young people in museums increasing in the last years in the UK, this paper sets out to identify the commonalities and differences between ecomonic and humanistic intentions within the discourses of ‘risk’ as reproduced in museum programmes and interventions for young people on the margins of society. At a time of public reforms in education and welfare systems in the UK, it is important to recognise that economic intentions are possible to dominate these programmes and impact on the capacity of museums to use their assets and ‘reclaim the human through radical pedagogy’ (Golding 2014).

Date:  Thursday 12 May at 14:30.

Address: Goldsmiths University, Room PSH 326, 8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW

An abstract of the paper can be read here, and the full programmes of the festival on this link. For those who is keen to read the findings of the review, the final paper will be posted here in my research blog in late June.

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