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Re-shaping Learning conference

Grand Parade, University of Brighton
21 July 2010 09:30 - 23 July 2010 17:00

The conference aims to bring together academics, students, practitioners and critics from across the disciplines of education, architecture, art and design, estates management, museum and gallery learning and the social sciences.  You are invited to Join this conference in July in the vibrant south coast city of Brighton, UK to sample the delights of modern and traditional seaside living and to analyse, debate and re-imagine learning spaces. The conference will act as substantive, innovative and critical review of the field, a promotional and networking event, and a pre-launch for the Towards Creative Learning Spaces book (to be published by Routledge in Winter 2010).

Delegates will be invited to engage in multidisciplinary and creative discussions around the social and spacial practices of post-compulsory teaching and learning within and beyond the built environment.

The conference will be organised around a series of workshops given by invited contributors, all experts in the field.  Delegates will each be asked to provide an A1 poster, outlining their interests, as part of the process of sharing differing perspectives and to help take forward the collective understanding of what the future holds for learnign speaces in post-compulsory education. In addition, the associated design summer school will offer the opportunity for cross-disciplinary teams to get involved in a design project, exploring some new spaces for learning.

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Ronald Barnett, Department of Lifelong and Comparative Education, Institute of Education,
  • John Thakara, former director of the Netherlands Design Institute, and author of In the Bubble: designing in a complex world (2005)


Contact Name:
Conference Co-ordinator
Contact Telephone:
01273 643974
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