The 3rd Colloquium gathering of the Another Roadmap Africa Cluster (ARAC) will took place in Maseru, Lesotho from 7-13 January 2018. The aim for this meeting was to present prototypes of learning units for arts education that ARAC working groups have been developing. In this context, learning units are considered resources for implementing educational activities in which local experience and knowledge are pedagogically centered, as opposed to traditional Eurocentric curriculum models. Through presentations and conversations, ARAC members will refine their learning units by wading through critical literacies, colonial legacies, vernacular communications and modes of instruction.
This colloquium coincided with the 5th Ba re e ne re Literature Festival in Maseru, and in this vein, all visiting ARAC members were invited to share knowledges and practices with Lesotho’s arts community as part of a public festival programme. ARAC members also had an opportunity co-create site-specific artworks with local artists in Maseru. Through their active engagement with each other and local community members in Maseru, ARAC representatives further strengthened partnerships across regions and re-centered multifaceted Southern African histories and perspectives in arts education practice.
As the Ba re e ne re team, we designed and hosted this gathering and festival in Maseru, and oversaw the programmes by leading sessions, offering pedagogical tools, and sharing regional insights.
Check out photos from Colloquium 3 here.
Check out photos from the 2018 Ba re Litfest here.