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ArtSchool Podcast with Johanna Palmeyro

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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.

Join us for a conversation between Afterall ArtSchool co-editor Arianna Mercado and Buenos Aires-based initiator of the Movimiento Justicia Museal (Museum Justice Movement) Johanna Palmeyro. This discussion will reflect on the question of knowledge and unlearning within the context of museological practice.

Johanna Palmeyro (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1989) is a museum specialist, cultural manager and mediator who explores the intersections between museums, art, education, exhibition design, community outreach, activism and accessibility. Her curatorial and pedagogical project Movimiento Justicia Museal (Museum Justice Movement) questions elitist practices in museums by creating situated graphic interventions, installations and exhibitions in collaboration with local communities in museums and non-conventional venues such as hospitals, kitchen soups, the streets and parks in the search for social justice and cultural rights. 

Johanna conducts workshops and seminars about museums, cultural mediation and community programs in diverse cultural and educational institutions in Latin America, Europe and Southeast Asia such as Universidad de Valencia, Museo Nacional de Ecuador, Museo de la Ciudad de Ecuador, Ministry of Culture of Perú, Ministry of Culture of Argentina, Centro Cultural de España en Córdoba, DePaul Museum, Singapore Art Museum, Red de Museos de Lugo, among others. She served as a cultural worker for the Ministry of Culture of Argentina and Museo Casa de Ricardo Rojas for more than 8 years coordinating community outreach programs.

Arianna Mercado is ArtSchool 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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