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Alternative Art Schools in London: Contested Space and the Emergence of New Modes of Learning in Practice

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArt and the City
Subtitle of host publicationWorlding the Discussion Through a Critical Artscape
EditorsJason Luger, Julie Ren
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9781315303031
ISBN (Print)9781138236219
Published6 May 2017

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With the substantial increase of tuition fees in England and Wales in 2012, a number of alternative art schools were set up in London to offer an affordable option to higher education in fine art. While exploring how these schools meet the demand of the art world, the chapter focuses on the complex relationship between space and art practice in determining their educational formats and modes of operation. This includes the discussion around how the schools engage with different local publics and emphasises on the role they play in using contested space.

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