Journal article

Intra-active pedagogies of publicness: exploring street art in Melbourne, Australia

Jayson Cooper, Jennifer A Sandlin

PEDAGOGY CULTURE AND SOCIETY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

In this paper, we seek to further understand Gert Biesta’s pedagogy in the interest of publicness. Through an analysis of street art in Melbourne, Australia, we re-think pedagogies in the interest of publicness as being activist, experimental, and demonstrative, showing how these aspects can be problematised through a new materialist lens. In doing so, we begin to flesh out what we are calling a pedagogy of intra-action. We first briefly define street art, discussing how it has been presented as a democratising practice much in the spirit of Biesta. We then provide a brief historical overview of street art in Melbourne as well as present some current issues surrounding it. Finally, we consid..

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