Art and co-education

Saturday, January 11th, at 2:30 pm

Conference and collective discussion at La Ferme du Buisson

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    Closed book

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    Black offset printing, 11,6 × 10,5 cm

  • Brétigny Notre Ville, №43, p. 9


This event is organized as part of Marie Preston's exhibition Du pain sur la planche at La Ferme du Buisson.

  • Conference with Janna Graham (2:30 pm—4 pm)

As part of her research on co-education and her exhibition Du pain sur la planche at Ferme du Buisson, Marie Preston invites Janna Graham (teacher-researcher at Goldsmiths College in London). On this occasion, she will present her project Possible Studies, or Techniques for Living Otherwise initiated at the Serpentine Gallery in London, which is an artistic residence, a community research space and a popular education program based in the district of Edgware Road.

This intervention will be translated by Adèle Hattemer.

Intermission snack (4 pm—4:30 pm)

  • Cross discussion with the actors of the Co-Creation book (4:30 pm—6:30 pm)

Co-Creation is a plural publication that is part of a research on artistic practices in co-creation engaged in the social field, led since 2013 by Céline Poulin (director of CAC Brétigny) and Marie Preston (artist and teacher-researcher at the Université Paris 8) with the participation of Stéphanie Airaud (the director of public outreach and cultural initiatives at MAC VAL).

During this meeting, the authors will engage in a discussion around the five essential and transversal themes of the book: conversation, collective, education, vulnerability and evaluation, with more particular attention to co-education.

In the presence of Stéphanie Airaud, Caroline Darroux, François Deck, Véronique Goudinoux, Florence Jou, Maude Mandart, Christian Maurel, Céline Poulin, Marie Preston and Myriam Suchet.

General information:
La Ferme du Buisson, Allée de la Ferme, 77186 Noisiel.
Free entry by reservation on 01 64 62 77 77 or at

Janna Graham is a writer, educator, and museum curator. For many years she has been involved in projects that touch on a number of areas, including community relations, teaching methods, art, and research in and outside the arts. She was Head of Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary and served as a curator at the Serpentine Gallery of London, a period during which she launched and curated the Centre for Possible Studies, an artistic residency, a community research space, and a popular education program based in the Edgware Road neighborhood. A key figure in what has come to be called the “educational turn” in curating, Janna has developed many projects at the intersection of art and contemporary social urgencies, such as migration, gentrification, education, racism, and indigeneity. She has also served as the director of a program in which artists work in healthcare contexts, which culminated in the publication of Art + Care: A Future (2013). A member of the international politically engaged sound collective Ultra-red, Janna has worked as an artist, researcher, and educator in institutions like the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Whitechapel Gallery, London; the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; and the Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth. She is currently teaching at Goldsmiths College in London.

Co-Creation is a multifaceted publication that is part of a research initiative into co-creation and socially engaged art practices. Begun in 2013, this long-term initiative has been the work of Céline Poulin (the director of CAC Brétigny) and Marie Preston (artist and teacher-researcher at Université Paris 8), along with Stéphanie Airaud (the director of public outreach and cultural initiatives at MAC VAL). The publication took shape in part around a three-day symposium at MAC VAL and CAC Brétigny, a master’s seminar in Contemporary Art Media Design of Université Paris 8 at Villa Vassilieff, and finally an exhibition at CAC Brétigny. Made up of theoretical and/or personal texts by philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, artists, and art historians, along with several interviews, this edition is organised around five essential cross-disciplinary themes, namely, conversation, the collective, education, vulnerability, and evaluation.



  • [co-] Marie Preston (Residency)