Emancipatory, Affective and Aesthetic Perspectives on Pedagogy in Practice and Research

A one-day conference with the Research group INTRA in collaboration with Østfold University College
Date: 30th of September 2023
Place: Vandalorum in Värnamo, Sweden
Cost: 900 SEK, which includes all seminars and food, as well as an entrance fee to the art exhibitions of Vandalorum

At the conference, we will also launch “Project Paulo Freire” wherein Jan-Erik Perneman’s perennial work in Freire’s footsteps is presented through videos, a Freire-library and a list of an international network in the wake of Freire’s work.


9.30-10.00: Coffee

10.00-11.30: Seminar 1.
Emancipatory Pedagogy in Our Time

In this seminar we will talk about Paulo Freire and how we are to understand his pedagogy and challenges in the public education of our time. Hannes Lundkvist from the Research group INTRA has written about Freire’s philosophy in relation to his experiences as the principal of the folk high school Mimi folkhögskola in Gothenburg, while Jan-Erik Perneman, public educator and Ph.D., contributes with over 50 years of experience of working in the spirit of Freire, both in Sweden and in South America. The questions we will talk about is: Is Freire still relevant in our age? What challenges are we facing when we try to implement his pedagogy today?

11.30-12.30: Lunch

12.30-14.00: Seminar 2.
Expressive Arts, the Emancipatory Pedagogy and New Materialist Theory

In this seminar we will practice and talk about communication through aesthetic forms of expressions. Per Apelmo, Börje Forsgård and Linda Jonsson from the Research group INTRA leads the seminar. The questions we will talk about is: What significance and function does communication through aesthetic forms of expressions have in working with Paulo Freire’s philosophy and in connecting it to a new materialist thinking?

14.00-14.30: Coffee

14.30-16.00: Seminar 3.
Practical Research and Post-Qualitative Methods

Bosse Bergstedt from the Research group INTRA and Østfold University College has, as a professor of pedagogy, contributed with developing new knowledge of intra-active relationships between body and matter. In this seminar, we will talk about practical research and post-qualitative methods. The questions we will talk about is: How could multi-sensory and performative methods be used in practical research? How could this contribute to a mutual becoming of matter and nature?

16.00: Follow-up discussions


as soon as possible, 1st of September at the latest, to In your application, you need to inform us of any special preferences regarding the food. The conference has a limited capacity – first come. You are registered when you have paid the fee of 900 SEK to IBAN: SE44 6000 0000 0002 4424 4391 BIC: HANDSESS . Write P Freire and your name on the payment. The application is binding and through your application you support the work of the Research group INTRA.

Those who needs to stay overnight are offered reduced price at the hotel Vidöstern as well as Scandic hotel in Värnamo. Write “Vandalorum 2023” when you book. The booking at Scandic hotel is made on tel. +370-656600 or via

Welcome greetings from the Research group INTRA.