Fri 29.04.2022, 12h - 14h


Lectures & artist talks

The FAST45 research project is considering the past, present, possible and preferable futures for higher arts education and the employment of artists. The workshop is intrinsically entangled within the histories, current articulations and future envisioning of these issues. This online lecture will explore the various applications of the workshop as it has mutated across the pandemic context to address analogue, digital and hybridised learning delivery; specifically in the case of teaching Art as Process: Ways of Learning, Making, Working Together at the University of Edinburgh. The FAST45 Learning Platform Public Lecture Series is produced by TU Dublin. This lecture & open Q&A session will be moderated by Glenn Loughran (PhD).

Guest speaker: Dr Jake Watts

Dr Jake Watts is an Artist and Teaching Fellow in Visual Culture at The University of Edinburgh.
Jake runs the Art as Process: Ways of Learning, Making, Working Together and Approaches to Visual Culture courses in Edinburgh College of Art, he also teaches into ECA’s Contemporary Art Theory and Practices Masters Programmes contributing to the Contemporary Art & Open Learning and Future Business of Art courses.
His PhD research was a practice-led investigation of the workshop in arts education focusing on investigating and developing participatory learning environments for visual arts learning. In Edinburgh, Jake also works with Neil Mulholland, Dan Brown and Naomi Garriock as Shift/Work, a group of artists who develop workshop models for artistic paragogy, participatory visual methods and open educational resources.

The FAST45 Learning Platform Public Lecture Series is brought to you by Technological University Dublin. Visit for more information.

About Fast 45

Future Art School Trends 2045

This project aims at strengthening Europe’s innovation capacity and at fostering innovation in higher education and business and intends to:

  • develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning;
  • stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills of higher education teaching staff and company staff;
  • facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge.
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