Love in Education & Pedagogy
In Inter-Connective Love-Studies
Jan 13, 2021
From my purview love pedagogy is an on going process of reorienting oneself in relation to other people's experiences, not necessary through the perception of a person's identity. Identity politics do not often call for love as a response to violence enacted in the name of difference. In my artistic practice I seek to hold space where subjective experiences are accepted as fact, and developing of a relation through accepting difference results in loving actions. The following quote guides my line of thinking: Love … is a quest for truth … truth in relation to something quite precise: what kind of world does one see when one experiences it from the point of view of two and not one? What is the world like when it is experienced, developed and lived from the point of view of difference and not identity? That is what I believe love to be. -Alain Badiou’, "In Praise of Love'