© HKW, Madeleine Dallmeyer
Whether we’re looking at classrooms, school buildings, intellectual or geographical horizons: Education has a spatial dimension. And these spaces of learning are continuously remeasured and renegotiated in politics and contemporary history, as well as in architecture. HKW regularly devotes itself to this in exhibitions and research projects.
Complementing these, Cultural Education invites visitors to learn to understand these spaces differently. Using the means of artistic research, experts from schools, academia or everyday life examine existing spaces of learning and perception or design them anew.
Workshops do research in their own neighborhoods, between radio waves or in digital learning spaces. They may explore unknown spaces of schools, take sounds through walls or climb the walls of institutions. Practical research and inventions are accompanied by theory in their own conversational spaces.
It’s always a matter of illuminating the familiar and testing its future viability. Does this mean that the boundaries of conventional learning spaces are shaken up and horizons are shifted? Absolutely. After all, we’re talking about the learning spaces of tomorrow. Let’s make some space for future generations.