educational projects


Temporary Academy has been a time limited art school initiated by André Tribbensee in Kristiansand Norway, with its core-time in 2014. It has been a complex project and social organism, curated and designed to initiate learning processes in artistic environemts and in public. TA included workshops and lectures by international experts in arts, activism and ecological economy, free sones for improvisation, community based projects, gardening and food activism, tea-ceremonies and symposia for both artists, activists and theorists. Guest artists and lecturers have been experts like prof. Jorunn Veiteberg, Morten Traavik, Tina Mareen Buddeberg, Barbro Raen Thomassen, prof. Ove Jakobsen, Johan Otto Weisser, Karl Olav Segrov Mortensen, Cecilie Nissen, Sigurd Tenningen, along with many other contributing artists, gardeners and people.
However TA has been mend to be a temporary art school, its satellite projects have been blossoming up again from time to time. It inspired the local community and got international reputation by being discussed at universities in different countries.

- Temporary Academys info blog

- watch André Tribbensees
  full lecture about Temporary Academy


Rethinking Art Education has been an international encounter, located on the island of Bragdøya, Norway curated by André Tribbensee in collaboration with Lisbet Skreglid and Tormod Anundsen. With key lectures by Irit Rogoff and André Tribbensee about Temporary Academy.
The encounter was joined by around 80 guests from 13 nations, consisting educators, artists, scientists, students, researchers, cultural workers, activists and others, welcomed as contributing participants, rather than audience, by being invited into a space for actual RETHINKING.
RAE has been commissioned by the municipality of Kristiansand, University of Agder and CreArt, an EU- funded network. 

Coordinators: Pål Karsten Kristensen, Angjerd Munksgaard and Christine Øien for the municipality of Kristiansand.


Parallel University / Det Parallelle Universitetet (PU)
is an independent initiative started by André Tribbensee in February 2017.
PU has been part of "Sørlandsutstillingen" at Kristiansand arthall, contributing with a series of introducing lectures, seminars and discussions which where mend to inspire for a wider understanding of education, encouraging engagement and new experiments appart from institutional agendas or political power-structures.
Parallel University´s content and structure is mend to be shaped by its participants.
Starting lectures: André Tribbensee with a seminar about Joseph Beuys, Tormod Anundsen and Philip Ring about Paulo Freire, André Tribbensee, Anna Svingen Austestad and Helene Illeris about the educational turn in art.