Have, Want, Need: Towards a Collective Approach to Education
Led by Natalia Nakazawa
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
*Registration closed. This event is at capacity*
This workshop is designed for educators and social practice artists, and is led by Natalia Nakazawa, an artist who considers education and teaching an integral part of her artistic practice. “Have, Want, Need” explores the concept of social imagination: the awareness of the relationship between personal experience and the wider society. Through short articles by educational theorists and thinkers, personal storytelling, and hands-on zine making, this workshop will examine often invisible and sidelined approaches to teaching that work to release us from limiting narratives about what is possible.
We will discuss questions such as:
Given the rampant economic inequality and limited access to resources pervading society and education, what are educators and students left with? How can we incorporate humor and play into the classroom? How can personal narratives and histories better serve us than institutional or state-sanctioned versions of history?
Natalia Nakazawa is an artist, educator, and arts administrator. She is currently the Assistant Director of EFA Studios, a program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, which provides subsidized studio space to over 100 artists in midtown Manhattan. Additionally, she implements educational programming and young artist mentorship for NYC public school students through the Museum of Arts and Design.
Her work has been recently exhibited at The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY), Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), SELECT Art Fair (Miami, FL), Gateway Project Spaces (Newark, NJ), The Space for Public Art (New York, NY), Blackburn 20|20 Gallery (New York, NY), Splinters & Logs (Brooklyn, NY), California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA), PLAySPACE Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Casa de la Ciudad (Oaxaca, Mexico), Queens Museum of Art (Queens, NY), Topaz Arts Inc. (Queens, NY) and ISE Cultural Foundation (Soho, NY). Nakazawa received her BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, a MSEd in general and special middle childhood education from Queens College, and a MFA in studio practice from California College of the Arts.