UNSW Art & Design senior lecturer and Professional Experience Project Convenor, Dr Kim Snepvangers has been inducted as South East Asia and Pacific World Councillor for the International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA) at the 35th World Congress in Daegu, South Korea
With more than 1,000 delegates and featuring approximately 480 presentations over four days, the InSEA World Congress is an opportunity to reconnect, meet new colleagues and participate in research and practice in art based education.
In this role Dr Snepvangers will work with fellow incoming SEAP Councillors including Robert F. Hayden (Director, Arts and Cultural Affairs at the Philippines University) and Kathryn Coleman (University of Melbourne/UNESCO Lighthouse) to deliver a series of projects across the areas of Communication and Membership; Research and Praxis; Advocacy and Networking & Publications. At the conference prospective and upcoming regional and world, congresses were pitched and discussed with World Councillors from across the globe including from Asia, Africa & the Middle East, Europe, North America, Latin America and South-East Asia and the Pacific.
Issues examined at the conference included the significance of visualisation, embodiment, and arts based inquiries in contemporary policy, environmental and systemic debates. Numerous Australians took part in the congress, engaging in international dialogue, research, and teaching projects.
The next European Regional InSEA Congress is scheduled for 18-21 June in 2018 at Aalto University in Finland with the title Interventions - Scientific and Social Interventions.
The next World Congress will be July 9-13, 2019 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, MAKING.