ARTbrain – a new project

Now that this has been formally announced, we can share some great news!  Our new ARTbrain project combines a few ideas that Liz Etmanski, Susan Powell and I have been talking about for a while.  We were grateful to receive some funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to explore these ideas over the next eight months.  Our proposal read, Access to fine arts and humanities education has been almost impossible for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and this project will involve them in thinking critically about how art works, making art, works from art history and … Continue reading ARTbrain – a new project

what counts? “Lives are no longer feeling like stories.” #rhizo15

“Pictures just come to my mind and I tell my heart to go ahead.”  Howard Pippen At the Douglas Coupland exhibition, everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, there was not a wall or a room that wasn’t amazing and transformational to me, … Continue reading what counts? “Lives are no longer feeling like stories.” #rhizo15

The Rhizomatic Curriculum Vitae #rhizo15

The Rhizomatic CV I am still thinking about the first week of #rhizo15 – some 2500 tweets, lots of FB conversations, lots of playfulness, lots of deep teeter-tottery thinking…. The rhizomatic model, even understood merely as an alternative to what Deleuze and Guattari refer to as the arborescent model of how systems work, is really useful as a way to approach alternatives in education, particularly in my field of interest (adults with intellectual disabilities) and leadership. It makes of us nomads, able to chart our own course despite the “war machine.” Part of what I am thinking through is ways … Continue reading The Rhizomatic Curriculum Vitae #rhizo15