Liminal Spaces and Counternarratives: Reflections on ‘A Higher Education Studies Arts Archive’

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Abstract

In this discussion, I’ll reflect on my intentionality for establishing this online space, and how it has come to be received and to operate in different spaces. It is an unfunded online space, which places non-’academic’ lived experience centre stage, by drawing insights from international music, visual arts, plays, books, memoires, blogs and films across various contexts, perspectives and times, which touch on the messiness of life in higher education. Through excerpts of stories, splices of scenes and exhibition walkabouts, alongside interviews with participants of higher education, we’ll explore how these creative artefacts offer us rich counter-narratives to challenge the taken-for-granted myths of educational systems, in nuanced and provocative ways. Whether the university features as backdrop, a protagonist or a space of possibility, these artefacts provide openings for us to journey, alongside students and staff, as they tell us their stories of negotiating the demands and diversity of personal and professional relationships, while they meander through the unexpected mazes of curiosity and learning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018
EventBlended Learning Seminar Series for Academic Year 2018-19, Liverpool Hope University - Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Oct 201824 Oct 2018

Seminar

SeminarBlended Learning Seminar Series for Academic Year 2018-19, Liverpool Hope University
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period24/10/201824/10/2018

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