|Event date||Event time||Event location|
|02/09/2017 - 05/09/2017||11:00 am - 8:30 pm||Hamilton House Gallery, 80 Stokes croft, Bristol|
Learning City: A Self-Portrait is an exhibition exploring the different ways we learn in the city and how spaces, people and objects support that learning.
A new exhibition celebrating the people and projects which make up Bristol’s rich tapestry of learning is coming to Hamilton House.
‘Learning City: A Self-Portrait’ runs from 25 August to 5 September and explores the different ways people learn and how spaces, people and objects support that learning.
An interactive display brings together photographs, film, drawing, personal stories, craft objects and cultural artefacts to capture the ethnographic work of researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by community researchers.
The focus is on how people learn outside of the structured education system, whether it’s through community centres, theatre groups, protests or charities.
Researcher Dr Magda Buchczyk, from the School of Education at the University of Bristol, said: “The exhibition will reveal the fascinating world of urban learning that is often overlooked in educational research. We hope the public will come along and take a closer look at something that surrounds us but is often taken for granted.”
A day of talks from researchers and community groups will take place on Saturday, 2 September, exploring how we learn in the city through everyday practices, formal education, and social and community engagement.
‘Learning City: A Self-Portrait’ forms an integral part of the Reinventing Learning Cities project, which has at its heart a desire to study and interpret the many different aspects of learning which take place in Bristol.
It will celebrate Bristol becoming England’s first UNESCO Learning City – part of a world-wide network that champions learning as a way to transform lives, communities, organisations and cities.
The exhibition brings together contributions from a number of initiatives and community groups, including Barton Hill Settlement, Bristol Bike Project, Coexist Community Kitchen, Countering Colston, Dhek Bhal, Easton Community Centre, Rainbow Project, Refugee Women of Bristol, St Mungo’s, Workers’ Educational Association, and Wild Walks to Wellbeing.
‘Learning City: A Self-Portrait’ takes place from 25 August to 5 September at Hamilton House Gallery, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY. Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 8.30pm; Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 4.30pm. Entry is free.
The day of talks and in-depth discussions, taking place on the 2 September, will explore different themes of the exhibition, and the role of learning and innovation in our relationship with the city.
Behind the scenes gallery talk, taking place on the 2 September at 11:00, on how the exhibition was put together, from research to making the artworks, with the curator, the artist Eleanor Shipman, the community researcher Gideon Thomas, and the poetry group facilitator, Cathy Wilson. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/behind-the-scenes-gallery-talk-learning-city-a-self-portrait-tickets-36922607513
Join our experts in conversation to hear their unique perspectives on the learning city with Professor Keri Facer, expert in learning city research, Professor Robin Hambleton, author of Leading the Inclusive City: Place-based Innovation for a Bounded Planet, and dr Cassie Earl, expert in education and social change https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-about-the-learning-city-learning-city-a-self-portrait-exhibition-tickets-36922825164
The closing event, taking place on 5 September at 5.30pm, includes community poetry readings and presentations by Tommy Jarvis, the City Council’s Bristol Learning City programme manager, and the University of Bristol Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Judith Squires. Free tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/closing-event-learning-city-a-self-portrait-exhibition-talk-and-poetry-evening-tickets-36711186146?aff=erelpanelorg
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