About Us

Teaching at the End of Times aims to promote collective learning, skill-sharing, and care through a mobile classroom, an exhibition, and a series of programs. The project is inspired by artist-led experiments in modular and mobile pedagogy.

To capture the needs and potential usages of a multi-purpose mobile teaching unit, the design process will begin with neighborhood-specific focus groups populated by Vox Populi’s community partners and facilitated by Tiny WPA. The input received from our partners will be used to create a list of priorities for a material proposal to build accessible outdoor programming in collaboration with Haley Tricycles.

The fabricated mobile teaching unit is intended to support workshops, performances, and screenings in outdoor public spaces, and debuted in Fall 2023 through a series of public workshops and an exhibition of mobile pedagogical projects at Atelier Gallery and Cherry Street Pier.

The project aims to promote grassroots education and flexible structures for community engagement, which are often born from a collective desire for self-sovereignty.

Teaching at the End of Times is co-curated by Stephanie Bursese and Emmanuela Soria Ruiz with support from Vox Populi Gallery. Major support for Teaching at the End of Times has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from Penn Treaty Special Services District.

The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage or The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Stephanie Bursese

Stephanie Bursese is an artist, writer, designer, and organizer interested in psychology, repetitive practices, and value systems.

Emmanuela Soria Ruiz

Emmanuela Soria Ruiz is a multidisciplinary artist working across sculpture, performance, and pedagogical practices.



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