Professor John Baldacchino
John Baldacchino is the Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of the Arts, where he is also a Professor of Arts Education. Prior to UW-Madison he was Professorial Chair of Arts Education at the University of Dundee in Scotland. He has served as Associate Dean & Full Professor of Arts Pedagogy at the Graduate School, Falmouth University, United Kingdom; as Associate Professor of Art and Art Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York; Reader (Associate Prof.) in Critical Theory & Contextual Studies at Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University, Scotland; and Lecturer (Assistant Prof.) of Arts Education and Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick, England.As an academic Baldacchino specializes in art, philosophy, politics and education. While his academic work is always contextualized by the arts, it is framed within a comprehensive context in terms of (a) engaging with the contemporary arts within an agôn that articulates a politics of aesthetics that is formative and radically democratic; (b) doing research as a generative activity that reflects studio practice-based methods; and (c) regarding the role of the academic as an opportunity to enhance democracy as a creative state of affairs that emerges from the ever changing horizon of a pragmatic understanding of change and constant reform.
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i2ADS – Research Institute in Art, Design and Society
PhD in Arts Education – University of Porto and University of Lisbon