School of the undercraft is a proposition to investigate the function of Education post-covid, having a focus with art schools and what role they have to play in socially engaged labour. The objective of the project is to investigate and provide a platform for real action research and to create an outlet for new thinking and public attitudes towards arts and culture in society. Many questions are asked within this project to challenge the current situation of knowledge based education, this project created a space to allow a question of is education heading towards a syllabus which is just a reflection of the economy? Or is there a deeper idea within it? Does it come from education? Are artists taught to become socially engaged or is it a reaction against something which we’ve not yet discovered ? At what level are socially engaged practises taught? In a sense it’s a proposition for a new way of learning.
School of the underkraft is a commissioned project as part of British Art Show 9 and currently taking place at Wolverhampton University