ITAE – Intervention Through Art Education. Art Education Strategies and Possibilities for Diversity in Education. Carried out in: Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary.
Financed from EU funds – Lifelong Learning Programme, Education and Culture CD. The project was managed by professor Franciska Pirstinger from Austria. The objective of ITAE was to invoke a multicultural discussion in which art serves as a universal medium of transcultural communication and education. The purpose of the ITAE project was to create an international team of experts – teachers from all educational stages, parents, students and representatives of educational institutions and other institutions concerned with art education in Europe. The team’s task was to identify the problems of particular environments (of individual countries) and to come up with suggestions of how to improve the educational offer and its long-term effects. ITAE enables national and international exchange of experience between universities and schools in order to react faster to ever-changing social needs and to train teachers-to-be in the best way possible so that they meet the requirements of multicultural society through up-to-date learning modules.
The outcome of this international cooperation is the continuous exchange, promotion and sharing of pedagogical expertise in the form of didactic literature published in German and English – ITAE- Intervention Through Art Education. Art Education Strategies and Possibilities for Diversity in Education and Pro Arte! edited by Franciska Pirstiner and Heidrum Melbinger-Wess and published by Kirchliche Padagogische Hochschule in Graz. The complete project was presented on ITAE congress in Graz in June 2009. Moreover, a website has been set up in order to exchange the experiences – www.itae.at
Publications documenting the “ITAE – Intervention Through Art Education” project:
ITAE – Intervention through Art Education, edited by Franziska Pirstinger, published by Kirchliche Padagogische Hochschule in Graz, Austria, ISBN 978-3-200-01546-3
PRO ARTE!, edited by Franziska Pirstinger, published by Kirchliche Padagogische Hochschule in Graz, Austria, ISBN 978-3-200-01546-3
Małgorzata Łuszczak, as part of ITAE Lab – Przyjazny Campus (Friendly Campus) carried out workshops at the Institute of Art in Cieszyn titled“Blubags” – multimedia internet platform – and drawing workshops titled Tell me your story (“Opowiedz mi swoją historię”), Taming a place (“Oswajanie miejsca”) and Transferring a place (“Transfer miejsca”) which were carried out in Cieszyn, Ostrava and Graz.
Multimedia workshops Tell me your story (“Opowiedz mi swoją historię”) – an open lesson conducted at the Pedagogical Academy of the Graz-Seckau diocese during a studio visit in 2008.
Projekty platformy internetowej projektu „Blubags”.
Drawing workshops Transferring a place I (“Transfer miejsca I”). About 70 students of the Art Institute, majoring in Fine Arts Education, participated in the drawing workshops in Cieszyn. The students jointly created drawings of what makes them laugh, happy, scared or angry where they come from. They brought to Cieszyn a piece of their own place and shared their insights.
Anna Kaleta, student – multimedia workshops in Cieszyn/Ostrava under the Transferring a place project. The project involved combining images from the private and academic life of the author. It was carried out during a student exchange under the Socrates programme.
Iza Żerańska, studentka – akcja plastyczna w ramach projektu „Transfer miejsca", Bielsko-Biała, Kozubnik.
Multilaterales Projekt zur Modernisierung der Hochschulbinding – congress held under ITAE on the European art education with the participation of representatives of arts and pedagogical universities from countries participating in the project. In addition to the official debates, there were workshops, exhibitions and open lessons.
Wystawa prac pedagogów uczestniczących w projekcie, galeria Akademii Pedagogiczna w Graz.
Drawing workshops titled Transferring a place II (“Transfer miejsca II”) , Graz, Austria” held by Austrian students of Aesthetic Education and carried out in Graz during the Congress. Hosts of the workshops: Katarzyna Kroczek, Paweł Synowiec, Małgorzata Łuszczak.