For this action, I paired with Elham and together we tried to expand our questions, see it for another standpoint and came up with a video sketching planning.
I had 2 big thoughts on my last action, circle shapes and signs vs. intuition.
A circle can be viewed someway when you are inside and exclusive, opposite way when you are outside it.
I did some research and had some readings on study circles, healing circles.
“The study circle is a unique method of dialogue, in terms of its torically established objectives of democracy, citizen engagement, enhanced social solidarity” (Suda, 2001)
“For the Aboriginal talking or sharing circle, circles represent inclusion and non-hierarchy, where “each one is equal, one belongs” (National Adult Literacy Database, n.d)
Circles can become a bubble that you sometimes don’t belong to and are not welcome to. Concluding that sometimes circles can easily get bigger and expand to have you, or not.
“People often see multiplicity and heterogeneity as accidents or exceptions. The marginal person, who is for example of mixed race, is portrayed as the troubled outsider; just as the thing that does not fit into one bin or another gets put into a“residual” category.” (Bowker & Star, Sorting Things Out, 2000)
Circles can have intersections, where boundaries objects and structures can be formed.
” Boundary objects are those objects that both inhabit several communities of practice and satisfy the informational requirements of each of them.” (Bowker & Star, Sorting Things Out, 2000)
“A monster occurs when an object refuses to be naturalized.” (Haraway 1992).
“A borderland occurs when two communities of practice coexist in one person.”(Anzaldúa 1987).
My second video sketch was on following signs that we are so used to in a city social context vs. following your intuition and broad knowledge towards nature.
“The human collective today knows far more overall than the whole population of 15,000 years ago. However, at the individual level we are much more specialized today. Ancient foragers were the most knowledgable and skillful people in history.”(Harari, Sapiens, 2011)
After my peer engagement on Tuesday, many INSIGHTS and questions came up with my cohorts conversation.
– Which intuition would I like to evolve? – reminded me of Clarissa Pinkola Estés , 1989 “Woman who runs with wolves” wild woman, and I’d love to go deeper on that
– Consider a 3D circle
– Circles in architecture
– Circles + Time measuring / Spiral – tree’s age measurement
– Blanket exercise
– Increasing number of signs to follow during the pandemic
– Children’s ethics / child spontaneity / decolonizing children
– Circles vs Square – more area, sharp edges