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ArtSchool Podcast with A Particular Reality

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Arising from THE EDUCATIONAL WEB exhibition programme at Kunstverein in Hamburg which ran from 1 April–6 August 2023, Afterall ArtSchool initiated a series of online conversations with artists, scholars, and collectives examining artistic practice and the educational epistemologies which underpin it. Emphasising the pedagogic qualities of dialogue and exchange, these conversations, which now double as podcast episodes on Afterall ArtSchool, involve practitioners thinking through and across three different strands: problematising the decolonial institution, education as learning together, and studying in the shadows.

Listen here for a conversation between Afterall ArtSchool editors Arianna Mercado and Camille Crichlow and members of the arts education collective, A Particular Reality. The discussion will reflect on building collective, collaborative and creative learning environments and anti-racist approaches to arts education.


Founded in 2018, A Particular Reality (APR) is a collective formed by students, alumni and educators from the Fine Art departments at Goldsmiths University of London, Kingston School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and Middlesex University; with a commitment to building creative learning environments upon the values of equity, care and collaboration.

A Particular Reality intends to forge connections across creative disciplines amongst students, educators and makers – elevating individuals who identify with feeling isolated in respect of their cultural identity and lived experience. They provide a non-hierarchical space to support marginalised students and staff and cultivate creative expression, within and beyond practice-based education.

Camille Crichlow is ArtSchool Co-Editor at Afterall Research Centre (Central St. Martins) and a PhD Researcher at the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation (University College London). Her research interrogates how historical and emergent formations of racialism manifest in contemporary algorithmic regimes and techno-visual cultures.

Arianna Mercado is ArtSchool Project Co-Editor at Afterall Research Centre (Central St. Martins). Her research has focused on comradeship and celebration in parallel to the materiality of power and geopolitical entanglements.


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