Al Moutawassit : cultural mediation as a meeting point is a project born from the shared desire to consider the potential of critical pedagogy in the transformation of artistic practices, cultural mediation, curating and teaching on both shores of the Mediterranean. Al Moutawassit : cultural mediation as a meeting point aims at initiating a process of mutual enrichment through the theoretical and practical exchange of know-hows.
Derived from conversations between the education & learning team of the thirteenth edition of the European nomadic biennial Manifesta in Marseille, the team of the Atelier de l’Observatoire in Casablanca, and the team of L’Art Rue in Tunis, the format of Al Moutawassit : cultural mediation as a meeting point will be that of an autumn school for young professionals in fields of contemporary art, formal education, research and social action residing and working in Algeria, France, Morocco and Tunisia. The participants will be invited to consider various aspects of the theory and practice of mediation such as the decentralisation of knowledge and decolonial thinking; community and territory-based mediation (participation and collaboration); questioning methodologies; institutional analysis and power relations (economy of mediation and working conditions).
The stated aim of Al Moutawassit : cultural mediation as a meeting point is to recognise mediation as artistic, educational, curatorial, and institutional practice and as an instrument for decentralising knowledge production.
Supported by Drosos Foundation.