John Johnston graduated with a PhD from the University of Sunderland, presenting a portfolio and thesis that highlighted the intrinsic connectivity between artistic thinking and conflict transformation. He presents a hybrid identity of artistic activist - educator and openly promotes an issues-based arts pedagogy as a vehicle for social change.
He asserts that the world is in the grip of an apathetic education system promoting a culture of inertia. This leads to the de-politicisation of society and a loss of agency. John states that an issues-based arts education counteracts the effect of political and cultural inertia and leads to the development of the caring critical society we need to change the world.
conferenceFri 15 November '19
Theatrium ArtEZ Arnhem 10am - 5.30pm