Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator and curator based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings and storytelling that often leads to intervention in public spaces. Taeyoon collaborates with fellow artists, activists and professionals from other fields to realize socially engaged projects and participatory experience. Recently, Taeyoon was an artist in residence at Eyebeam Art and Technology center and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Taeyoon self-published books about urbanism and is now working on new book of drawings about computation. Taeyoon cofounded the School for Poetic Computation in 2013 where he continues to organize and teach.

Workshop
The Art of Teaching

This workshop is for artists and creative technologists who are interested in teaching or improve their teaching practice. A good teacher is also a great student themselves. They transform their curiosity into knowledge and share their learning process with others. One can learn to become a better teacher by staying fearless about ‘not knowing’ something, embracing radically open ideas and connecting various expertise and knowledge. Teaching can be a form of artistic and social practice in collaboration with a diverse community. This workshop will introduce new forms of learning spaces such as artist-run schools and activist organizations.

Participants will learn about the history of alternative art schools, artist experiments in and out of academic institutions, Bauhaus, Black Mountain College as well as more recent experiments. The instructor will share his teaching and organizing experience at the School for Poetic Computation. Participants will engage in hands-on workshop and critical discussion about curriculum, syllabus and pedagogy. After the workshop, participants will become knowledgeable about various ways of teaching and create a syllabus of their own.



SKILL LEVEL: Intro

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
• Lecture: Introduction to alternative education • Activity: My learning history (personal mind mapping) • Lecture: What is curriculum? Artists as educators, performance art work as curriculum • Activity: Performance workshop • Lecture: Artists in schools, public institutions, galleries, museums, biennales. Accessibilities and diversity in learning environment. • Activity: Unlearning workshop

WHAT TO BRING:
No computer needed. Participants will engage in physical activities: movement and performance activities. If you need assistance or special needs, please let us know.

WHAT TO PREPARE:
No technical requirements needed. Instructor will share reading list two weeks prior to workshop.