At AERI this year, I presented a paper titled, Mapping Desire Paths: Imagining Teaching and Learning Potentialities in Preservice Education.

The paper draws on a classroom project carried out with preservice teachers. The project introduced the term ‘desire path’ as a provocation to think about teaching and learning scenarios differently.

The paper uses a notion of desire that stems from Deleuze, asking if we can imagine learning as productive assemblage.

A highlight this year was the panel questioning the problem of Whiteness in Art Education, a worthy question that I am arriving at a bit late in the game.

It is only the second symposium hosted by the Art Education Research Institute, and already I cannot imagine our field without it. It is a luxury sharing a space for generative, thoughtful conversations among colleagues.


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