The d.school community gathered for its retreat yesterday. This is an opportunity for staff to kick-off the school year. It was an incredible event, bringing me even closer to a community I have come to call home.
I was asked to hold a workshop with Seamus Harte on storytelling, and I had an idea: we would have members of this creative community fill mason jars with stones, then soil and seeds and then insert hopes, fears or short stories via strips of paper as an exercise in metaphor -- the metaphor being that, from their ideas, their fears and their stories, lovely things can grow. The idea was scrapped due to time constraints, and I decided that, given my love for it, I'd give it a proper obituary. Now, I know better than to really hold any idea as precious. The workshop was wonderful and Seamus and I learned a ton. I have no regrets. Besides, I will raise this one from the dead. Psst, d.fellows, want to plant some seeds?Read More