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Disputas: Anna Svingen-Austestad

Ph.d.-kandidat Anna Svingen-Austestad  forsvarer sin doktoravhandling ”Questions… Concerning the Production of Subjectivity – On Aesthetic Practices in Art, Craft and Design Studies [Formgivingsfag]" for ph.d.-graden ved AHO mandag 15. mai.

-Prøveforelesning kl. 09. "What do you conceive to be the pedagogic imperatives and obligations for art education work today? Discuss this in the light of how pedagogic work might develop within institutions such as schools, that precipitates ethical and political sensibilities towards how learning encounters matter for each learner."
-Disputasen starter kl. 10.15

Disputasen vil foregå på engelsk.

How do aesthetic practices produce subjectivity? In her thesis, Anna Svingen-Austestad questions processes of subjectivation in relation to Art, Craft and Design studies (ACDS) in upper secondary school in Norway. The thesis proposes both new theoretical tools and empirical analyses that addresses the politics of subjectivity in relation to concrete art educational practices.
The material of the study has been assembled using ethnographic methods, such as participatory observation, interviews and object analysis, in combination with document analysis. The art didactical study explores four aesthetic practices set in ACDS, and highlights complex processes involved in the form giving of subjectivity in art educational situations.
Proposing to move art didactical focus in ACDS from the visual object and its formal and material properties onto the event of co-creation, Svingen-Austestad argues how haptic, poetic and experimental practices can enable movements and bifurcations in processes of subjectivation, simultaneously as the students can inhabit these paths themselves. Here an opening for something radically new can be created, both in terms of subjectivity and society. 
Anna Svingen-Austestad (b. 1976) is a teacher and art educator. She holds an MA in Art, craft and design education [Hovedfag i formgiving, kunst og håndverk] from Oslo University College (2005) and is currently working at the Department of Visual Arts and Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts, at the University of Agder. She has also been teaching Art and Craft [Kunst og håndverk] in primary school, Art, Craft and Design studies [Formgivingsfag] in upper secondary school, and Visual Arts in the International Baccalaurate Diploma Programme (IBDP). 

Professor Oddrun Kristine Sæter,  Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, main supervisor. Professor Eivind Engebretsen, University of Oslo, co-supervisor
Professor emeritus Dennis Atkinson, Goldsmiths, University of London. First opponent
Professor Ulla Lind, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design – Konstfack, Stockholm. Second opponent
Associate Professor Janike Kampevold Larsen, Institute of Urbanism and Landscape AHO. Third member and coordinator 

Dato: 15 mai, 2017
Tid: 09:00 - 14:00

Sted: AHO, Auditorium Sverre Fehn
Adresse: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo

Kontakt: Rådgiver Reidun Høydal