Neoliberalism Started With Pinochet

11 June 2016

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Venue: BALTIC 39, 39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW

Organiser: Gayle Meikle

Gayle Meikle is a Newcastle-based artist curator who specialises in collaborative practice with an emphasis in public pedagogy. She is currently a PhD researcher at Northumbria University researching radical pedagogy and the university gallery.

Please join Gayle Meikle as she presents a stilt drawing workshop inspired by the game ‘Luodo’. Devised by the experimental architecture school of the Catholic University Valparaíso, Chile, this game amongst others was played at the school’s tournaments in the 1970s on Ciudad Abierta (Open City) a remote Chilean peninsular close to where General Pinochet housed political prisoners.

Participants of the workshop will play Gayle’s interpretation of ‘Luodo’ as well as explore breakaway university-led alternative pedagogies that focussed on play as a central component of their teaching.

Open to all, however it is recommended that the participant has good mobility as an element of the workshop will be involving stilts.