Sunday, February 1, 2009

We make our own fun

This Saturday, Oona led an amazing workshop for Barrel of Monkeys on economic diversity. We talked about skills, assumptions, and behaviors that are influenced by economic class, similarities and differences between our experiences and those of the students we serve, if and when we bridge those differences as an organization . . .

Among the things we feel like we're getting right is an aesthetic that emphasizes imagination over polish. If you can find a cardboard box and a marker, you can make a boat and a shark with a chomping tooth all your own, like these from Thursday's school show. This is as fancy as it gets.

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