Die Angewandte ist ELIA Mitglied, die Teilnahme an der Konferenz
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
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
Participants will need a VR headset.
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.