Volume 21 Number 6 February 5, 2020

Atmospheres: Shattering the Architecture to Generate Another Educational Discourse in Art Education

José María Mesías-Lema
University of A Coruña, Spain

Tiffany López-Ganet
University of A Coruña, Spain

Guillermo Calviño-Santos
University of A Coruña, Spain

Citation: Mesías-Lema, J. M., López-Ganet, T., Calviño-Santos, G. (2020). Atmospheres: Shattering the architecture to generate another educational discourse in art education. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 21(6). Retrieved from http://doi.org/10.26209/ijea21n6.


This article seeks to share the experience gained in the expository project Atmospheres for Educational Change, a curatorial proposal focused on education that took place at Normal, the cultural intervention space at the University of A Coruña, aimed at criticizing the position of contemporary art in education and society. Atmospheres reflected on the life and routines of individuals in collectivity. It invited the spectator to an interaction between the aesthetic artificiality of the created environment and the naturalness of the sensations generated within. These were environments that invited discomfort, with artistic installations that functioned as social agitators—politically incorrect and educationally transformative.

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