Objects are influential. They can inspire, transform, disgust, appall, anger or calm us. Often, where an object comes from, how it was made, for whom it was made, or how it was used, can tell us a lot about the ambitions, concerns and desires of a group of people.

An object lesson is a teaching method that consists of using a physical object or visual aid as a discussion piece for a lesson.

Object Lessons Space was conceived in response to Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi's nineteenth-century theory, with a distinctively new twist on the idea. We are an art historical platform that documents conversations with artists, writers, curators and other creative minds. All conversations begin with artworks or art objects that have been chosen by our interviewees. Through these features, we hope to evidence our continued relationship with the artworks and art objects that surround us.

For now, we envision this as a primarily virtual space — and hopefully one that reaches the screens of digital readers all around the world. We do organise events occasionally, and more details about upcoming happenings can be found on our events page.

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We are committed towards fostering an inclusive community by creating a platform that embraces all — regardless of geographical or physical constraints. However, we do acknowledge that we're still very much a work in progress.

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