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AASF: Responsive Programming

A discussion of the challenges of creating, chairing, and maintaining alternative design programs within the context of art schools and departments, drawing on de Bretteville’s history of founding diverse educational initiatives including the first design program for women at the California Institute of the Arts (1971), the Woman's Building (1972), and the Feminist Studio Workshop (with Arlene Raven and Judy Chicago in 1973).

With public artist Sheila Levrant de Bretteville and The Ventriloquist Summerschool.

The Ventriloquist Summerschool
Oslo, Norway

The Ventriloquist Summerschool is a week-long situation open to participants within design or any other field. It was founded in Oslo in 2015 by João Doria and Kristina Ketola Bore out of an interest in provoking a discussion about the role of voice, discourse and accountability in artistic practices, invoking Graphic Design as a field of mediation between diverse fields such as the Visual and Performance Arts, Architecture, Music and Writing. Each edition chooses an umbrella theme (2015: Voice; 2016: Illusion), developed through a set of workshops, a public evening programme and the required infrastructure for doing work (materials allowance, print room) which is shown to the public through a final event of any format.

The project aims to create a network concerned with the aforementioned issues and open to accommodating new ones within the same universe, encouraging its participants and tutors to continue collaborating after the workshop situation is over. We understand Ventriloquism as the alternation between gaining, losing and recovering a personal perspective in the creative process and when performing creativity among others and we’re interested in investigating what are the required internal or external conditions required to do so.


The Alternative Art School Fair Radio


The Alternative Art School Fair at Pioneer Works presents an introduction to alternative art schools from around the US and the world, November 19-20, 2016.

Art Unfiltered


Art conversations with working curators, artists, and musicians on topical issues.