Unconcious Bias

Feminist and postcolonial studies in particular have highlighted how universalist ideas are anchored in specific experiences. In this context, decolonial critiques have examined, among other things, the canon of aesthetics. They reveal how our senses are locally, positionally, and historically conditioned. Thus, not only are aesthetic experiences subjective, but aesthetic categories are historically and culturally biased. This makes universalist notions of what is good or bad art untenable. What does this mean for the practice of teaching art and design? And what happens when we have to judge students' work in admissions or final projects? How can we become more aware of our unconscious biases so that we don't judge students' work according to our own tastes?

Angelo Camufingo, the workshopleader, is a freelance anti-racism and education consultant, certified diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice trainer and consultant. He also publishes on racism, racialized emotions, and European colonialism. He is the founder of STUBBORN Consulting and currently a member of the Diversity Audit Steering Committee at the University of Potsdam as well as an education consultant for Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V.

The workshop takes place in the context of the +dimensions dialogues series under the title Reviewing our Teaching Practice in the winter semester 2022/2023 and is organized by +dimensions. +dimension invites teachers from all departments at weißensee school of art and design berlin








Workshop in the context of +dimensions dialogues: Reviewing our Teaching Practice


Angelo Camufingo


Juana Awad, Lara Chahal and Henrike Uthe (organization of the workshop series)

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