Referències | Contemporary Pedagogies

Referències | Contemporary Pedagogies

In order to build a society that is critically aware and committed to the values of justice, equality and freedom, citizenship education is of paramount importance. The educational approaches linked to these values are not, and never have been, limited to formal teaching in official settings, but go beyond these, reaching into every sphere.

This edition of Referències presents an overview of some of the educational approaches that have guided the struggles of the feminist and environmental movements and have informed activism on social networks. The possibility and quality of our communal life today also depends on remembering these, as well as their continuing influence today.

Referències, a space for reflection on the role of memory in the contemporary world, is inviting international celebrities to share their experiences with leading figures in the city. In this spring edition, Referències takes a look at the exhibition “Una educació en llibertat. Barcelona i l’educació. 1908-1979” (An Education in Freedom. Barcelona and Education. 1908-1979), which explores the different attempts made over the course of the 20th century to establish a quality, secular, co-educational public education system in Catalan.

Curator: Paula Kuffer


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Anastasia Kavada and Simona Levi: Social Networking Pedagogies
Thursday 6 May, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Data and fake news are at the heart of contemporary politics and threaten the delegitimisation of the political sphere and the rise of authoritarianism. This not only degrades and distorts the truth, the space of dialogue and the formation of citizenship, but also gives great power to large corporations and communication platforms, governed by the logic of economic profitability, in the definition of reality. At the same time, digital media have also become an essential tool for democratic practices, collective processes of organisation, mobilisation and decision-making in building a fairer society by social movements such as Occupy, Nuit Debout, The Arab Spring or the Indignant. What are the possibilities for social transformation on the Internet? How does it influence the cognitive configuration of the world and our political definition and action? How is participation and censorship regulated in these media?

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Tabi Joda and Joana Bregolat: Environmental Pedagogies
Thursday 13 May, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

The ecological catastrophe is one of the greatest challenges that humanity has ever faced. It is urgent to develop critical, committed environmental awareness, and to build a harmonious relationship with the environment and other living beings. The very survival of the planet depends on an ethical link with nature and the land that transcends the extractivist logic of the capitalist model. Beyond anthropocentrism, which focuses on the domination of land, air and oceans, and leads us to ecocide, environmental pedagogy focuses on the need to establish a relationship with the other whether animal, human or vegetable, guided by respect and care.

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Tithi Bhattacharya and Bel Olid: Feminist Pedagogies
Thursday 20 May, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Feminism has become one of the leading movements in the struggles for emancipation and has become one of the most influential and unifying political statements in recent years. Its demands against patriarchal neoliberalism’s constitutive inequalities aim to universalise fundamental rights such as housing, education, health, decent wages, and reproductive work, while also aiming to build a society where life is at the core. Feminism is today one of the most visible, ambitious and plural political movements, and with the greatest capacity to imagine a fairer world beyond the current crisis.

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