Urban Performance Art Only for Dyslexics

Urban Performance <Art> Only for Dyslexics explores ways of understanding the relationship between art, psychology and neuropsychology as disciplines, taking art to the educational field and the pedagogy to the field of art in search of common solutions granting each other benefits from their own disciplinary canons. It is an inclusion action art for children with reading difficulties. It was launched August 18th 2012 in the Anthropological and Contemporary Art Museum (MAAC) of Guayaquil.

Performance Only for Dyslexic is an original empirical and interdisciplinary piece of artwork that is hold as a research field at the same time. It is a teaching and learning as well as an artistic approach and practice to children with Dyslexia. As a performance it has been designed by Intercultural Cardboard Press, Community Art Practices Lab to serve as a platform that questions and evaluate the ways in which art education is practiced, disseminated and interpreted towards children with Dyslexia, it addresses the role of teaching and learning in either formal or informal educational contexts and along side issues of age, gender and social background, adopts an open and inventive interpretation of research-based analysis, deals with meaning making, image and identity in art education and Public and community art.

At a time when arts education and arts- based approaches to curriculum (across content areas and grade levels) are often characterized as “extra -curricular ” rather than foundational and imperative, the research behind Art Only for Dyslexics seeks to explore aspects of the arts curriculum as critical components of a comprehensive education. Art only for dyslexics is an approach to dyslexia both from aesthetic education and from art.

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