At the Institute of Imagination, we think that international collaboration and knowledge sharing are of the upmost importance when it comes to improving learning experiences and thinking about the opportunities and challenges that face us all in our rapidly changing and globally connected world.

That’s why we were thrilled to be invited by the Korean Arts and Culture Education service, part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in South Korea, to deliver a keynote address at their Arts +Technology symposium this week. The international group of arts educators, experts and practitioners in attendance will be exploring the crossover between art and technology and how art and technology can be effectively combined in learning environments.

On Thursday and Friday, Tom Doust, our Director of Experience and Learning, will be sharing our successes and learnings from the Imagination Lab. Tom will speak about our interdisciplinary programmes, which fuse arts, sciences and digital technologies and our participant-led ethos, which champions iterative approaches to learning and demonstrates the impact that following the ideas and imaginations of participants can have.

Tom will also share how we envision dedicated spaces for the future of learning will look and how the Imagination Lab is helping us to test and prototype these ideas. The Imagination Lab is an immersive space in which we encourage learning through experimentation, where we provide access to a range of high and low tech tools and materials and where we play with flexible set-ups to inspire creativity and help participants to feel a sense of ownership of the space.

The takes place at the National Museum of Modern Contemporary Art in Seoul – Tom’s first of two addresses is on Facebook, tune in to Tom’s talk at 1 hour and 8 minutes into the video here.

A creen shot of Tom Doust live stream video

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