Annette Schemmel

08 January 2021

Annette Schemmel is a scientist, curator and teacher interested in the migration of knowledges in the visual arts. Since 2018 she is teaching at Theresien-Gymnasium Munich, besides engaging in the professionalization of future art teachers. Her current seminar at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich brings together theories like bell hook’s radical pedagogy and practical experiments at pushing the Eurocentric boundaries of art lessons at the highschool level.

Her phd-thesis from Free University Berlin is entitled "Visual Arts from Cameroon. A Case Study of Informal Training, 1974-2010" (Langaa RPCIG, Bamenda, 2016). More recent publications explore best practice examples of cultural education for refugees in Germany or scrutinize visual arts didactics aimed at global citizenship. Since 2019, she is part of the project “Exploring Visual Cultures”, a global pedagogic network.