Thursday 8 Sep
Welcome and introduction from each of the Syllabus partners; Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island, Studio Voltaire and Wysing Arts Centre followed by artists' presentations about their work and concerns around their practice, drawing out shared themes and overriding questions. During the evening we will be joined for dinner by past Syllabus artists.
Friday 9 Sep
“What is the Academy (Syllabus) for? Who does it belong to? How is it organised?”
The day will be focused on planning the curriculum for Syllabus II. The above series of questions are taken from Tom Vandeputte's interview with Sidsel Meineche Hansen in the recent educational reader published by Open Editions. Replacing Academy with Syllabus, we will think through what the programme means for the artists and partners this year.
As a group, we will use the questions collated from the previous day and start to map thematics and overlapping interests with possible speakers to formulate a curriculum for the rest of the programme.