Try not. DO... Or do not. There is no try. —Yoda
This could be what a conversation is—simply the outline of a becoming. —Maggie Nelson
Day 4 Sunday July 23, 2017
This is it. All subteams will give a 5-minute presentation on their artifacts. Audience members respond and make notes via Etherpad. After all presentations are complete, we will have a larger group discussion.
The act of making a thing is the thing itself. —Workshop Project
Day 3 Saturday July 22, 2017
Today you are translating theory into practice—making the abstract concrete. You will be producing a selection of artifacts for your proposed curriculum.
- You are not problem solving. A strategy to resist problem solving: Map the least practical aspect of your curriculum onto a practical artifact.
- The artifact should not be an external/objective description of your curriculum. It should come from inside the curriculum. It should be an example of what it is, not a description of what it is.
- Think of the artifacts(s) that you are making as a critical platform to reveal the implicit value system of your curriculum. How does the artifact give us an understanding of the macro structure and conceptual framework of the curriculum?
11-5pm Team Work Day
- Please post your working location along with your proposals so that the facilitators and MFA participants can drop in.
- Select which artifact(s) to make and make them. All artifacts should be complete by 5pm.
- Meet back in the Lighting Studio at 5pm.
Thus in order to be a "radical" one must be open to the possibility that one's own core assumptions are misconceived —Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian
Day 2 Friday July 21, 2017
Learning Objectives 2.0
- We are not making a smarter version of what's already out there
- Pursue a line of inquiry beyond the limitations that you already recognize
- We are not solving problems
- Do not sacrifice your interests and agenda for consensus. Rehearse pluralism
Prompt: 11am Team Work Session
- Each subgroup (Automation, Pluralism, Visual Rhetoric) is now building its own set of artifacts for the larger team.You should not assume that these artifacts have to share a single agenda or speak in a unified voice. They can diverge and still coexist.
- Designate at least 1 Etherpad note taker per group.
- Debate and decide on the following: You can only teach 1 concrete thing. What is it and why? Gather the following to support this proposal: At least 10 resources in any medium or format. At least 3 new lexicon terms
- Prepare a 5-minute presentation of your proposal to the whole group. This presentation can take any form. Discussion to follow.
Presentation: 2 pm, Lighting Studio
Guest critics: Roosje Klap and Niels Schrader
Day 1 Thursday July 20, 2017
FREE Team Breakdown
- Each group (Hyper- and Post-Formalists) will divide into 3 subgroups: Automation, Pluralism, Visual Rhetoric.
- Discuss how Hyper- and Post-Formalism engage with Automation, Pluralism, Visual Rhetoric.