Innovators’ Program Diary – Week 4September 15, 2015
Our Innovators have reached the equator of the Program. After the deep research undertaken during the previous weeks, they were finally ready to focus on what we have named the “Ideation phase” of our Program. It was time to start brainstorming and to organise ideas to define a direction for our big goal: how to teach art thinking.
At this stage, they have been trying to understand how we experience intuition as well as what they have currently called a ‘kaleidoscopic view’. A kaleidoscope serves as a visual metaphor for shifting ways of seeing and an ability to take different perspectives. Just like a kaleidoscope, the familiar is viewed through a very specific filter that is shaken up and recombined in new, often unexpected ways.
Among many exercises, the week included a practical assignment to collect methods on how to train intuition to be made into a rough prototype of a booklet. Our Innovators, rolled up their sleeves, dug into colored paper, crayons, scissors, glue… and once again, surprised us with their creative skills when, conceptualising, designing and binding their booklets. Some can be seen in the photos below.
The week ended with visit from the lovely curator, art writer and Node’s teacher, An Paenhuysen, who spent the afternoon recording the team for an upcoming vlog post on her website and online course at Node Art Criticism in the Digital Age: Blogs, Vlogs, Podcasts. Thanks, An for being so generous and for having always a smile for us, we’re looking forward to seeing and hearing your perspectives on the the Program! Follow her up in her blog, here.
Text: Carolina Jiménez
Photos: Signe Emilie Tveskov