Tuesday, April 26, 2011

community arts 101

giving kids disposable cameras and letting them go to town is like community arts 101. but i just developed the photos that the power project kids took of their neighborhood a lesson or so ago, and i am in love with them all.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

and this is why i still believe in design

seriously. it's been a long time since i've gotten this excited about something. emily pilloton visited the other day for a lecture and day-long workshop with kids in the masters of art in teaching program and design coalition class here at mica. everything she shared about the work she's doing with 11th graders in bertie county through studio h (still in progress) was so inspiring. everything is nitty gritty and local, without any higher objectives or forced scalability. (designing and building cornhole boards, chicken coops, or a farmers market is not something that would fly in every city.) any generative efforts can happen on their own, as all of the lesson plans are open sourced online. check it out!