Art and design schools across Australia navigate a range of cultural and economic forces. The pedagogical and research agendas of the University environment, along with concomitant financial and administrative constraints, create one set of pressures. External industry structures and commercial aims provide another. As art and design schools adapt to, and define themselves against, these environmental conditions, a pressure that often runs against the studio’s spirit of enquiry and value as a pedagogical space may be produced. In the context of these complex forces, what is the morphology of the contemporary art and design school?
Location: QUT Creative Industries Faculty, Brisbane
Dates: 29-30 September 2016