ELIA Future Arts: Towards a Virtual University of the Arts

A VR conference hosted by TU Dublin and ELIA

29 - 30 June 2021
ELIA is thrilled to announce the first episode of the experimental series ELIA Future Arts: Towards a Virtual University of the Arts. A Virtual Reality conference led by TU Dublin, which takes place on 29 and 30 June using Spatial i.o..
Emerging out of the MA Art and Environment and building on the diverse range of Virtual Reality education and experimentation in TU Dublin this unique research process will connect with other European Universities around the critical questions, creative possibilities and institutional challenges of Virtual Reality education. This enquiry will be extended throughout 2021/22 through the EU Culture Lab.
 
Led by TU Dublin, Towards a Virtual University of the Arts focuses on imagining ‘other’ futures for art education through virtual environments. While it is common today to talk of decolonising the past and the present, this event explores the need to decouple advanced digital technologies from their roles in colonising the future. To decolonise the future of arts education is to put in place processes, structures and metaphors that might guide the future in alternative directions to the ones delineated by the past/present.
 
Where it is widely assumed that digital technologies are innovative and that their application to education implies innovative education, this conference will challenge such assumptions by highlighting educational questions over technological ones. To support this enquiry, we encourage teachers, students, artists, leaders, and practitioners to play an active part, experiment, discuss and explore.
 
Participants will need a VR headset.
 
Due to the interactive nature of these sessions, please note places are limited. Registration is now open and free to all staff and students of ELIA member institutions.
 
 
ELIA Future Arts: Towards
                                       a Virtual University of the Arts, Photo credit: Dan Guiney
ELIA Future Arts: Towards a Virtual University of the Arts, Photo credit: Dan Guiney
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