CAVIC Contemporary Art and Visual Culture in Education - network

Active: 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2014

Contact person:
Juha Varto

Oslo University College (N), University of Aarhus (DK), University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Konstfack (S), Dalarna University College (S),Continuing Studies Institute, Siauliai University (LT), University of Akureyri (IS)

Project description:
The CAVIC network brings together Nordic and Baltic researchers and PhD-students who deal with the most central questions in contemporary visual education from the perspectives of curriculum studies, educational anthropology, philosophy of the arts, cultural studies, aesthetic education and art appreciation.

NordForsk Network - rahoitus

Integration to art teacher education:
International research:

Nordic researchers/network members will introduce research in contemporary art and visual culture in the different Nordic and Baltic countries.

Outcomes and further plans:
The targets to be achieved during the first three years of the network are:

to strengthen and consolidate Nordic research and research training in visual education with a special focus on the challenges of contemporary art forms and visual culture.

to involve Baltic researchers and research students in the Nordic field of visual education and to promote Baltic educational research in contemporary art and visual culture through he establishment of continuous and solid platforms for collaboration.

to compare research fields, methodological and epistemological approaches, and achieved results within ongoing and recently closed research projects in the participating countries and to place these within a larger European perspective.

to define the most important research questions within Nordic and Baltic educational research in contemporary art and visual culture and the methods and strategies which can lead to answers to these questions.

to invite guest speakers and possible research partners from other European countries.

to understand the political, social and cultural conditions and needs that motivates contemporary research in visual education at to relate these to Nordic and European research-perspectives.

to identify how Nordic and Baltic research in visual education can contribute to the development of European educational policies in regard to urgent societal issues such as human rights, environmental challenges, globalization and consumer culture.

to develop a solid platform for the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic PhD-programme in contemporary visual education.

to make a joint EU FP7 application for a collaborative project in 2012.