Annual Report 2015, Budapest
From year to year the NW29 is building a community of attendants interested in arts education research and arts based methodologies. The papers and videos presented were interesting and provoked fruitful discussions. However, there are 2 aspects that must be thought for the future: one is the European dimension inscribed within the works presented, the other is the focus of some presentations, in which the arts are only seen as an instrument to achieve any other educational goal. This means that during the review, the reviews should pay attention to what is being proposed and suggest the authors to direct their papers more to some directions than others, or, in alternative, to redirect the papers to other networks.
This year NW 29 inaugurated a video session presented in a slot as any other session. It was interesting to have time to see the videos and to discuss them with the authors. This was a new way of presenting research much more interesting than the past poster sessions. The discussions were developed around 2 main issues: how to construct meanings from your research through a visual materiality; how the video can explain in new ways theoretical issues of research (not as illustration).
This year NW 29 had not only European countries represented, but also researchers from Africa, USA and Australia, which represented a challenge in the discussions on how to consider the ‘European’ perspective throughout the presentations.