Art And Education | Freedom through Art, Creativity and Education

Art And Education | Freedom through Art, Creativity and Education

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Art And Education | Freedom through art, creativity and education


Adama Sanneh and Mark Miller, mediated by Ingrid Fortez


Open to all publics




November 19th, 2020 – 6 pm



This talk will be held in English


This talk between Mark Miller and Adama Sanneh, mediated by Ingrid Fortez will focus on their work regarding art and  education and their understanding of how can art education create systems of freedom for learning and understanding  social and cultural identities and communities

How do art and creativity create means of freedom?

How can art and education open engagement to broader audiences?

This session explores the role of learning-focused public programmes within art institutions and their relationship to broad audiences.

Within the current climate of change and uncertainty, can the role of public programmes within Galleries and Museums become the starting point for new approaches to resetting approaches to the presentation of artistic programmes. Is this an opportunity for organizations to re-think their ambitions for connecting to audiences that are underrepresented within these context.

What are the conflicts and possibilities, as well as what can be done, and cannot be done?

Adama Sanneh, Co-Founder and CEO of the Moleskine Foundation, graduated in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation from the University of Milan, he worked for several years in East Africa on rural development and humanitarian emergency programs. He obtained a Master in Public Management (MPM) from the Bocconi School of Management and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Geneva.

After graduating he worked as a management and strategy consultant for various public and not-for-profit organizations among which the United Nations, in education, social entrepreneurship and innovation.

As CEO of the Moleksine Foundation he is committed to promoting and advocating a more profound understanding of the role that creativity can play in social change.

Mark Miller is Head of Programme and Practice, Learning and Research at Tate Modern and Tate Britain. His role is focused on the vision, strategy, direction and outcomes for creative learning programmes which enables access, participation, and contribution to British culture through the Tate collection and exhibitions.

Since 2006 his work at Tate has been responsible for establishing, creating and the implementation of programmes, projects and events, both national and international, such as Circuit, a four year national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries, Tate Collective London, British Council European programme Youth Art Interchange. Other recent projects include, the Hyperlink Festival, Undercurrent part of the The Tanks Art In Action and the Turbine Festival at Tate Modern, Late at Tate Britain, BP Saturdays Loud Tate at Tate Britian. With an MA from Central Saint Martin, he continues to investigate the interconnecting themes related to urban British culture and interdisciplinary art practice, in the context of museums and galleries through performance, audio and visual culture. He examines the role of collaborative practices as a catalyst for informal creative learning, cultural production that steer critical dialogue and change.

Ingrid Fortez is an educator, researcher and strategist, currently lives between Lisbon and Luanda,  Consultant for the UUNCTAD and UNICEF; NGOs.

Graduated in Artistic Studies, with a postgraduate degree in Communication of Trends at the Faculty of Humanities (University of Lisbon) and in Production, Programming and Radio Presentation (Universidade Católica de Lisboa). Her academic training includes vocal training in Jazz (JbJazz) and Music Production and Marketing at the Institute of Arts, Creativity and New Technologies (Restart).

Director of Nlongi – Creative Platform and Programmer at Shortcutz Luanda – Shortcutz International Network. Speaker at TEDx Luanda 2018.

As an educator, she coordinates and directs Educational Programs and content (Banco Económico / TINAWC Gallery, For the Art Sake Foundation, Colégio Leonardo, Nuno Gonçalves School Group – Lisbon); is a trainer in the Event Production course at the School of Technology Innovation and Creation – ETIC; since 2017 collaborates with the Artistic Research Center – Hangar in participation programs (Workshops and Mini-Hangar; Lisbon). Designed and coordinated the program of guided tours of AMoYa – ARTBANKA – Czech Republic.

Scientific coordination and organized by Mónica de Miranda
This project is part of the project  Post-Archive: Politics of Memory, Place and Identity, CITCOM-CEC-FLUL
This project was produced with national funding from the FCT-Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. under the project UIDB/00509/2020.