Gathering Of Alternative Art Education

Date: 24–25 November 2022
Times: 24 November, 17:00–19:45, 25 November 16:00–19:30
Location: Tech Zity Lilium (Paneriu st. 43, Vilnius)
The gathering will be held in English 


Rupert is pleased to invite you to The Gathering of Alternative Art Education as part of the final events of the Alternative Education Programme. This event aims to provide space to share knowledge, experience, and insights about the current state and possible futures of art education.

During the gathering, all three concepts – alternative, art, and education, as well as their connections will be subjected to the transdisciplinary inquiry. The invited speakers will raise questions and share their experience on knowledge sharing not bounded by one discipline or strict taxonomies. During the two-day event, practitioners and theoreticians will invite to step beyond dominant frameworks and will make proposals for a better understanding of art education.

Gathering – a term borrowed from philosopher Bruno Latour reflecting the ever-changing world and relationships that constitute us within the world. This gathering does not seek for a hierarchies-driven illusion of objectivity. Instead, it suggests togetherness that stems for matters of concerts rather than matters of fact. By admitting socio-political, historical and cultural entanglements, the event opens up spaces to think about new forms of education and being together.

Rupert invites theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners representing different approaches and methodologies to participate in this event, as well as those currently looking for alternatives to dominant educational structures. We hope that the gathering and subsequent events will encourage explorations of alternative ways to share knowledge, regardless of age, background, or current occupation.


Olga Schubert and Elisabeth Krämer The New Alphabet School at HKW (Berlin, Germany),
Maarin Ekterman Prologues School (Tallinn, Estonia),
Asbjørn Blokkum Flø  Notam (Oslo, Norway),
Hugo Hoppingartist, writer, former curator of The Curatorial Thing Programme at SixtyEight Art Institute
(US / Mexico / Denmark),
Tautvydas Urbelis Alternative Education Programme at Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania).


DAY 1  Thursday (24 November)

17:00 – Welcome & Opening remarks

17:15 – Tautvydas Urbelis From Burning Passion to Malleable Frameworks – The Evolution of Rupert’s Alternative Education Programme
Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania)

18:00 – Maarin Ektermann Fillers, add-ons, parasites, guests
Prologues School (Tallinn, Estonia)

18:45 – Olga Schubert and Elisabeth Krämer The New Alphabet School and the question of alternative art education
HKW (Berlin, Germany)

19:30 – Q & A
Moderated by Tautvydas Urbelis

DAY 2  Friday (25 November)

16:00 – Welcome & Opening remarks

16:15 – Asbjørn Blokkum Flø Constant change– Notam’s educational programme going forward
Notam (Oslo, Norway)

17:00 – Hugo Hopping Aesthetic Recesses as Alternatives
artist, writer, former curator of The Curatorial Thing Programme at SixtyEight Art Institute
(US / Mexico / Denmark)

18:45 – Panel Discussion Glimpses into the Future of Art Education
Participants: Maarin Ektermann, Olga Schubert and Elisabeth Krämer, Hugo Hopping, Asbjørn Blokkum Flø. Moderated by Tautvydas Urbelis

20:00 – Opening of Rupert’s Alternative Education Programme’s Final Exhibition Adero

22:00 – Afterparty at DSL (temporary explorative and collaborative project space housed in the Tech Zity Lilium, created and facilitated by Rupert’s Alternative Education Programme’s participants)

Curator: Tautvydas Urbelis
Coordinator: Rugilė Miliukaitė
Communication: Gabrielė Marija Vasiliauskaitė
Coordinator of DSL space: Eglė Kliučinskaitė
Assistant curator: Brigit Arop
Design: Studio Misti, Delphine Lejeune
Sound engineer: Antanas Dombrovskij
Translator: Paulius Balčytis
Copy editors: Dovydas Laurinaitis, Jurij Dobriakov, Kristina Pilitauskienė

Special thanks: Julija Reklaitė, Jonė Miškinytė, Monika Lipšic, Viktorija Šiaulytė, Linas Ramanauskas, Jurgita Seriakovienė, Eglė Bazaraitė, Lina Koseleva, Daina Eičaitė, Kai Art Centre (Estonia), Notam (Norway), Experiments Platform by Architecture Fund

Rupert’s activities are financed by the Lithuanian Council for Culture
Supported by: Vilnius City Municipality, Tech Zity, Nordic Culture Point