Artfutures: Working with Contradictions in Higher Arts Education 
Edited by Kieran Corcoran, Carla Delfos and Jessica Maxwell
Published March 2014 

Artfutures: Working with Contradictions in Higher Arts Education brings together leading arts practitioners, educators and thinkers, across 14 countries and a variety of disciplines, to address the most pressing issues in higher arts education from the perspective of those operating within the field.

These contributions cover a wide range of initiatives, from solving the complex problems of urbanity to plotting the future of the cultural ecosystem. In its exploration of diverse geographies, ArtFutures tackles issues such as the rise of the MFA in Europe alongside the need for an inclusive approach to the cultural and creative industries, centred on informal arts education, in Africa.

Together, these papers constitute a unique anthology which highlights the manifold iterations of higher arts education. ArtFutures demonstrates that the tension between these pluralities, together with mediating institutions like the European League of Institutes of the Arts, acts as a driving force in the development of the field.


Kieran Corcoran and Carla Delfos

Arts and Education in a Time of Digital Mutation
Frédéric Martel

When Science and Art Meet
Peter Weibel

Animation and its Future as a Medium
Dylan Brown and Ron Burnett

‘Beaux-Bau’ and Beyond
On Chinese Modern Art/Architecture Educatio
Jiang Jun

At Least We Now Hear Them Talking
Art and the animal other in the era of neoliberal dogma

Terike Haapoja

Trading Places
Mike van Graan

The Field of Urbaneering
Maria Aiolova

Art Schools, Learning and Modernity
A Visual Essay

Douglas Coupland

ArtFutures: Voices
Yoko Ono
Hito Steyerl
Shady El Noshokaty
Jin Xing

How Would a Game Solve It?
Evert Hoogendoorn and Willem-Jan Renger

Sound Art, Inter-disciplinary Involvement and Community Spaces

Mantautas Krukauskas and Hugh Ward-Perkins

The Future of the Cultural and Creative Industries will be Designed by its Actors
Christoph Weckerle and Simon Grand

Hedy d’Ancona 

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