In Tunisia, we are living a post-revolutionary period in which one of the greatest challenges is education. The Tunisian public school has been, since the country’s independence, one of its key drivers with art playing a determinant role. This vision and effort has nonetheless lost momentum particularly throughout the last twenty years.
Valise pédagogique is a humble and pragmatic action aiming at reactivating the role public education and art have played in the socio-cultural development of the country. Every school in Tunisia includes in its curriculum modules of art practice, though these are far from satisfying, as missing a link with contemporary researches and discourses, as well as innovative and playful practice, which would greatly benefit kids.
The project proposes to create a pedagogic suitcase, aiming at supporting visual art teachers by providing them with a program and new tools adapted to the local context and offering contents that would be found elsewhere. This case will include documents presenting Tunisian artists (in particularly a selection of Tunisian photographers and cinema directors) and exercises linked to the artists’ practices and works. These exercises will be elaborated thanks to the consultancy of a team of experts, specialised in pedagogy, curating, etc.