Online programme Education from Below

In collaboration with WHW Akademija and MACBA

WHW, MACBA and the Rijksakademie present 'Artistic Ecologies, New Compasses and Tools', 3 online events in March, as part of their collaborative programme Education from Below.


From 2019-2022 the Rijksakademie, MACBA and WHW are developing Education from Below, a programme which explores art as a place for dialogue, collective learning and imagination. It recognises that art practices can dislocate traditional divisions between theory and practice, and build knowledge through sharing and mutual learning. Together the partners are exploring and sharing methodologies and models of art practice based on exchange.

While the possibilities for meeting physically are drastically reduced, a series of online events have been developed together: Artistic Ecologies, New Compasses and Tools. These explore tools that are being developed and experimented with by artists, thinkers and institutions in order to navigate a period of immense disruption and social change, and what kinds of artistic ecologies can be formed with these.

Artistic Ecologies, New Compasses and Tools is curated by WHW, Pablo Martinez and Emily Pethick in collaboration with MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.

For more information visit the Education from Below website.


'Artistic Ecologies, New Compasses and Tools' is supported by Foundation for Arts Initiatives, European Commission’s Creative Europe programme, Kontakt Collection / ERSTE Foundation, Kultura Nova Foundation, Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs, Croatia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb.

Education from Below is supported by European Commission’s Creative Europe programme.


9 March, 8pm, CET, Denise Ferreira da Silva and Valentina Desideri: Sensing Salon

16 March, 7pm CET: Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz: Decolonise, Democratise, Deeliticise

23 March, 7pm CET: Yael Davids: One is Always a Plural: moving together over distance

For the Zoom links please sign up in advance to register via e-mail.

Due to the great interest and fully booked capacity at Zoom, the conversation with Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz 'Decolonise, Democratise, Deeliticise' will be live-streamed via the Facebook page of WHW Akademija.

Public Programme

Our calendar of events, project presentations, talks & readings.