Walvis Bay, Namibia,

29 Oct-2 Nov'18

This  InSEA SEMINAR , host by the Society for Arts Education in Namibia (SAEN) aims to promote InSEA in African countries  and to foster dialogue and sharing of praxis and research about education through art. Special focus will be upon social cohesion through Arts Education  and we welcome educators, teachers, artists  and researchers from all the continents who are interested in this topic to share  their experiences and reflections during this great event. Sub-themes  include  the role of Arts Education in:


  •   Understanding identity- Safeguarding our diverse cultural heritage

  •   Building social responsibility and citizenship :
    -Art therapy in schools and communityArtists involvement in formal arts education- Artists involvement in Gender-based violence

  •   Promoting a safe and healthy environment

  •   Securing freedom of expression and basic human rights

  •   Formal teaching in primary and secondary schools

  •  Inclusive economic development- Empowering artistic skills  through economic emancipation and wealth creation- Economic empowerment through the arts

The Organization calls art educators, artists and art education praticionners from all continents to bring their experiences, through workshops.
Participants may submit a proposal for  presentation, workshop or performance  by filling the second part of the  registration form (a short abstract up to 500 words) until 1st June 2018. Authors may submit a more complete visual essay for peer-reviewing to be published in a special issue of IMAG.




Early registration

Until 2nd April  2018 

Late Registration

after  3th April 2018:

High and Very High Human Development Index (HDI)  Countries  80 Euros 100  Euros
Middle Human Development Index (HDI) Countries   70 Euros 80 Euros
Low Human Development Index (HDI)  Countries 50 Euros 65 Euros





Namibia is a country of almost-superlatives. The second-least densely populated country in the world is also one of the newest, and is home to some of: the largest dunes, the darkest skies, the oldest cultures, the biggest conservation areas in Africa, the world's last rhinos and the most complex languages on the planet - to name but a few!

On the southwestern coast of Africa, bordering the south Atlantic Ocean and lapped by the cold waves of the Benguela ocean current, lies the Republic of Namibia. Formerly known as South-West Africa, and before that as German Southwest Africa, it gained independence on March 21, 1990, at which time it adopted the name Namibia. The Namib Desert (from which the country gets its name), one of the planet's oldest deserts, runs along almost the entire coastline.

The Skeleton Coast, which stretches along the northern parts of the Namibian coastline, is one of the earth's most inhospitable places. It has treacherous shorelines with coastal fogs and cold sea breezes caused by the icy Benguela current. These shorelines became the graveyard of numerous ships and mariners. The impenetrability of the area may have been one of the reasons the people of this part of the world were spared the excesses of the Atlantic slave trade that raged along the West African coast. Namibia’s capital and largest city is Windhoek.

Seminar Host Town

Walvis Bay is a Namibian city situated at the Atlantic coast. The town Walvis Bay (meaning Bay of Whales in Afrikaans) was discovered by the Portuguese sailor Diaz, who explored the West African coast from 1482 to 1489, and who sailed into the bay for the first time in 1487. Today Walvis Bay is the third largest town of Namibia and it’s only deep-sea harbor.

Tourist Attractions:

Dune 7

This is a must for all visitors to Walvis Bay. Located on the outskirts of the town, it is the highest sand dune. An unforgettable experience for those who feel inclined to challenge the height of this outstanding landmark to admire the view from the top.

Other attractions are:

Rheinische Mission Kirche (a National Monument), Kuisebmond Market Mall
Civic Centre with massive wood carvings, Indigenous Topnaar people along the Kuiseb River
Museum, Salt Works, Namib Desert,
Namib Naukluft Park, Sandwich Harbour, Bird Paradise, Bird Island.


Host organization: Society for Arts Education in Namibia: SAEN

Organization Committee: 



Scientific Committee:

Dr Christiana D Afrikaner ( Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture: Directorate of Arts Namibia); Dr. Mothusi Phuthego (AFDA: Africa Film Drama Art: The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance: Botswana) Teresa Torres de Eça ( InSEA, PT) ; Samia Ahmed Elsheikh ( InSEA, Egypt); Susan M. Coles ( InSEA, UK) ; David Andrew (Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA); Angela Saldanha (Open University of Lisbon, Portugal); Amanda Alexander ( University of Texas Arlington, USA) ; Rita Irwin ( British Columbia University, Canada); Ana Maria Barbero ( UNIR_Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain) ; Steve Willis Missouri State University , USA); Glen Coutts (Lapland University, Finland); Mirian Celeste Martins (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie - São Paulo/Brazil); Jun Ju (Hangzhou Normal University, China); Kim Snepvangers (UNSW Sydney, Australia) ; Robert Frederick Hayden Jr. (Lyceum of the Philippines University); Karen Hutzel ( Ohio State University, USA) ; Kathryn Coleman (Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia ); Flávia Pedrosa Vasconcelos ( Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco – UNIVASF Brazil); Gabriella PATAKY (Eötvös-Loránd-University, Hungary) ; Ahmed Hatem Said (Helwan University, Egypt); Rolf Laven, University College of Teacher Education - Vienna/Austria; Nuray Mamur (Pamukkale University, Denizli- Turkey)