Educational Events Programme
A response to Alfred Whitehead Reading Room, 2013
The educational events for our exhibition, Siah Armajani: An Ingenious World, have been specially developed in response to Armajani’s new work, ‘Alfred Whitehead Reading Room’, 2013. Highlighting the work of A. N. Whitehead, who influenced metaphysics, theology, philosophy and ideas around education, the Reading Room offers a space for visitors to read, reflect and think.
A. N. Whitehead’s beliefs on education were radically focused on equality, individuality and a holistic approach to acquiring and using knowledge; this programme endeavours to celebrate these principles, and will launch with 10 days of events, the AUTUMN SERIES.
A collaboration by City University London, Kings College London, Middlesex University, New London Graduate School (NLGS) and University College London.
Parasol unit’s programme of talks and lectures provides visitors with a chance to learn more about the foundation’s exhibitions through artist and curator talks; lectures and gallery tours by renowned art historians, writers and academics; and symposia in collaboration with local universities.
Parasol unit’s Sunday Family Workshops offer creative afternoons of art activities suitable for all 5-15 year old and levels of ability. The foundation works regularly with local artist educators to deliver a dynamic array of activities as a means of exploring the current exhibitions, ranging from clay-modelling, mask making and lino printing to photography and moving image workshops.
Parasol unit Film + Video presents regular screening series’ in response to the exhibition programme. The diverse programme screens the work of international artists and film-makers and includes contemporary and historical artists’ moving image; feature length film and video and animation.