Hidden Curriculum is a project by artist Annette Krauss and commissioned by Casco. It looks at the unintended and unrecognized forms of knowledge, values and beliefs that are part of the learning processes and daily life within high schools.
This book, co-published by Casco and episode publishers, compiles the documentation and reflection from the project. The project was developed with research that stemmed from a series of workshops with two groups of students (aged 15 -17) from two schools in Utrecht over a period of three months. During this time, the students critically reflected upon their own routine and behaviours within school, and transformed these observations into actions and interventions that took place in the schools, at Casco and in public space.
Many students use tricks and tactics to cope with the requirements they face within their education. These constitute a large part of the students' engagement during class, yet go unrecognized as forms of knowledge which design their own 'hidden curriculum'.
Alongside the documentation, the book presents a newly commissioned text by writer/curator Fiona Parry, a conversation between Annette Krauss, Casco's former director Emily Pethick and writer/theorist Marina Vishmidt. Also included are contributions by architect Celine Condorelli, artist Ashley Hunt and sports sociologist Thomas Alkemeyer with his analysis of the physicality of education.
Annette Krauss studied fine arts in Stuttgart, Nürnberg and Malmö. Krauss was involved with the exhibition 'Becoming Dutch' at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, and made a contribution to the Documenta 12 'aushecken project'.
Generously supported by Mondriaan Foundation, Gemeente Utrecht, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds and Fonds voor Amateurkunst en Podiumkunsten.