A microtopia of arts education: International sustainable development policy brought to life in an educational project involving institutions in South Africa and Denmark

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Red Apples – Green Apples is a dance/visual arts project, which was started by an intercultural group of artists, teachers and researchers with 10–11-year-old children living in Cape Town and Copenhagen in 2017. The project has since focused on the school class in Cape Town with biannual project weeks ending in 2020. The activities of the project have contributed to illuminating how arts education can promote the culture–nature dimension of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and from a more philosophical viewpoint what children can learn through artistic–educational collaborations about themselves, others and their surroundings. In this article, examples drawn from videographic material and children’s experiences expressed in multimodal formats are discussed in relation to SDG no. 4 focusing on quality education and the implementation of the new EU strategic approach to international cultural relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArts, Sustainability and Education : ENO Yearbook 2
EditorsErnst Wagner, Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Luísa Veloso, Anniina Suominen, Nevelina Pachova
Number of pages21
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)9789811634512
ISBN (Electronic)9789811634529
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesYearbook of the European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education (ENO)

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Science - Microtopia, Aesthetic, Arts-integrated education, School children, Denmark, South Africa


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