“Learning Non-human. Can participatory practices change an Institution?” presented by Arias and Winterburn


Session Title:

  • Participatory Practices and Institutional Change

Presentation Title:

  • Learning Non-human. Can participatory practices change an Institution?




  • This paper shares learning from an artwork ‘Learning Nonhuman’ produced by a learning team working at FACT an art institution/production centre in Liverpool. [1] Artist Jack Tan worked with an intergenerational group of participants to develop a game that allows people to roleplay as nonhumans and propose policy changes on their behalf. The game was then played by FACT staff members, to inform the writing of a new environmental policy. In this paper, we are presenting our reflections on institutional learning coming from applying arts based learning experiences to the art organisation’s culture.