7:30 PM19:30

Ambiguity and the Creative Practice: a roundtable

A open discussion and seminar hosted by philosophasters.org and selfhelp. There will be mulled wine and popcorn! you can RSVP on Facebook

DESCRIPTION: Ambiguity often makes us nervous. With many things in our lives, we value planning and seek structure and accountability. But ambiguity clearly also presents an opportunity to see things differently and anew; "to perceive resemblances even between things that are far apart" as Aristotle says in "The Rhetoric". Ambiguity represents the movement from what is known to what is unknown - where interpretation is not easily determined, and the practitioner is presented with a plurality of possible actions and responses. Embracing ambiguity allows us to create a path back to the familiar. In our professional and creative practices meeting and attuning to the unknown provides us with an opportunity to reflect on, innovate and (hopefully) improve our existing processes of action and interpretation. The purpose of this seminar is to foster discussion between members of different practices to discuss the relation between ambiguity, innovation, and creativity. 

A variety of people (professionals, teachers, artists, scholars, craftspeople) will be doing short informal roundtable discussions about different aspects of ambiguity. 

As one example: Cary Campbell will be discussing the negative implications to policy and practice that result from a failure to account for ambuiguity in popular understandings of the learning process. He will talk about how our desire to operationalize, to 'pin-down' learning in theory and practice, functions to reify learning, and in effect mystify it. 

Friday, Jan 12th, 7:30pm for 8. Gold Saucer studio. 207 West Hastings Street; Vancouver, British Columbia

If you wish to present something (10-15 min) at this roundtable  (ex. a specific practice or idea you want to share and discuss) please contact us at clc25@sfu.ca or on this page.

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8:00 PM20:00

at the gold saucer studio (again)

Self Help is a series curated by Eli Davidovici and Mili Hong. This Saturday, Cary Campbell from philosophasters.org is joining Shapes. Shapes is a group organized by Eli where different musicians interpret musical patterns. It's pretty cool.

If you come by, say you heard about it through philosophasters! We'd love to meet some of you. Ask for Marion!

You can RSVP through the Facebook event link here! Doors at 8:00PM PST, Show at 830 PM PST, cover $5-10

**call the number on the door when you get there**


Kai Basanta ///

Shapes ///

Ben Frost Quartet

(Holiday Snacks may be provided...)


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to Aug 7

inaugural group retreat on galiano

In the spirit of the Eranos Conferences held in Switzerland, the inaugural Group Conference will be taking place on Galiano Island. The goal of this retreat is to feast our minds and our bodies with delicious food and knowledge creating a community of colleagues and future collaborators.

The theme:

Why do we share? Or, what compels us to share?

An anthology documenting the articles developed at the conference will be published in Fall/Winter 2017.

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