This post explores the principles of the Italian Renaissance, a period of monumental cultural and social change. The movement saw the resurgence of humanistic values, a philosophy that focused on the potential and possibilities of humanity in shaping the structures, beliefs and activities of society as opposed to a reliance on Christian doctrine.
This post discusses Bakhtin's term of 'the carnivalesque' in relation to children's programming in art museums. Whilst these radical moments of change offer the possibility of social transformation, I argue that these need to be supported by a system of sustainable relationships that facilitate children's ongoing learning and development. The role of the learning curator is then discussed in relation to constructing and guiding these relationships over time.
This post discusses collective creativity, its interconnection with imagination and the potential both of these offer in relation to a pursuit towards empathy and understanding.
In this post I explored five texts election of five key texts that have and continue to influence my practice as a learning curator and PhD researcher.
This post features a child's drawings from their visit to the new Tate Modern.