Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Ex-Centric Symposium - The World Cafe

5th Aug 2014

 

What's Becoming Clearer

Friday morning we heard from all the voices in the room about what was becoming clearer for them.

Harvest of some nuggets shared:

  • Everything begins and ends with the student
  • Awareness of all the layers (nature, self, community, etc.)
  • Shedding boundaries, opening possibilities, places where different people can connect and explore
  • Art is a responsibility
  • Context creates meaning in art, maybe in education too? Having school embedded in the environment and community – how does my school deal with this in the way that this school does in the Burren?
  • Desire for experimentation – need for change
  • What is possibly the role/contribution of arts education in the wider world?
  • Our students experience brought us here, see the necessity for my school to contribute to my city, must become leaders in the regeneration of our cities and environment
  • There is room for cross-institutional collaboration, innovation at the edges – what’s the responsibility of those of us at the center?
  • Reaffirming a new way
  • Lone wolf isn’t enough
  • Institutions need to hold these alternative models lightly to not squeeze the life out of them
  • BCA is our most engaged and treasured international affiliate (AICAD)
  • Diversity – no one way
  • Community – engaging, shared vision, diversity, the place where I am most myself
  • Apprenticing to ur mastery
  • Go slow to go fast
  • Faster alone further together
  • Seeds for afternoon conversations, connections

World Café – an audacious community conversation.

Friday afternoon opened with a conversation to explore new possibilities sparked in the morning. Participants gathered at small tables to discuss this question:

  • What would it take for these new ‘sparks’ to take hold?

The photos below demonstrate a sampling of the conversations, which then lead to the final discussions that followed.

 

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