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'Digital Pedagogies Open Studio': disruptions, interventions and techno-empathy


This article shares a recent collaborative project, which explores a set of questions emerging from move to online/virtual forms of learning and teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic. These questions include: 1) How do you disrupt the digital space pedagogically? and 2) How can you replicate chance happenings or an interruption online? Referring to the shift to online teaching forms as generating a space of empathy between tutors and students during lockdown, the article refers to an iteration of the studio where members of the UAL LGBTQI+ student network were invited to experience a piece of live immersive storytelling via Zoom.  


Author Biography

Dr Lee Campbell

Dr Lee Campbell is Senior Lecturer for Academic Support at Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL. In 2020, he published his first book volume, Leap into Action: Critical Performative Pedagogies in Art and Design Education (Peter Lang USA). He is the founder of ‘Homo Humour’, the first project of its kind about contemporary queer male film and moving image practices that explore humour and LGBTQ+ storytelling. He had his first solo exhibition in North America of his poetry films, ‘See Me: Performance Poetry Films’ at Fountain Street, Boston, Massachusetts in July 2022.