NCAD Change Lab Book

Red&Grey embarked on a transformative journey with the School of Education at NCAD to design a book that encapsulated the essence of the Change Lab, a critical space for learning, thinking, and re-imagining art and design education through a development education lens.

The book serves as a model of practice, integrating Global Citizenship Education into the Professional Master of Education (PME) program. Red&Grey collaborated closely with the educators to visualize the pedagogical approach and showcase the artifacts created by student teachers in response to the thematic exploration of LAND and HOME.

Using a visual and aesthetic system, the book highlights the pedagogical approach through graphic symbols, while the various case studies from the Change Lab are presented on different colored papers, adding depth and vibrancy to the narrative. Led by Fiona King, Programme Leader of the PME program, and Tony Murphy, Lecturer in Education, the Change Lab empowers student teachers to teach for social justice and sustainability through their practice as artist-researchers. Over a three-week period, student teachers collaborate in groups to create artwork that critically reflects social injustices and unsustainable practices of our time.

The Change Lab fosters a space for exploration, where student teachers investigate complex real-world problems and explore how their art practice intersects with social, ethical, and cultural dimensions. Red&Grey’s design amplifies the integral role of art in education, portraying how student teachers respond, research, and create work through the lens of their practice as artists, researchers, and teachers. With the expertise of Red&Grey and the dedication of NCAD’s School of Education, the Change Lab book stands as a testament to the transformative power of art in shaping the future of education.

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