Monday, November 7, 2016


TODAY: Tu 8 Nov: Praxis <=> Critical Inquiry / Theory; Collins, Chap 2 and pick another one


TO TURN IN: hard copy of paper & handout or print out of poster PLUS LOGBOOK!
TO DISPLAY and pass around: ENOUGH HANDOUTS FOR ALL STUDENTS IN CLASS (30) plus one of paper and handout to post on wall of classroom; poster to post on wall of classroom. BRING TAPE OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO SHARE YOUR PROJECT AND POST IT! 

If for any reason you are not present or are missing anything YOU MUST STILL TURN IN LOGBOOK ELECTRONICALLY WITH EXPLANATIONS THAT EVENING!
You will have to RE-ENACT the Workshop with the aid of other class members, and then turn in documentation of what you did: a report and pics.

Experience Set Three culminates in Workshop 2: everything we do until then is to create our projects for this second Workshop. Start now: 

• Worlding: keeping our planet going, caring for flourishing and justice 

 Tuesday 15 November:

“Worlding” is inspired by "Care - maintenance, repair and mending in a time of post-industrialism," a symposium at Umeå Institute of Design," 12-14 June 2016. "How do we practice care as we relate to feminist new materialisms and posthumanities, which recognise partiality and situatedness and actively encourage collaboration across disciplinary boundaries?" The main organisers were Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl, postdocs at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University and co-authors of Patchworking publics-in-the-making: Together they are working now on a project entitled Hybrid Matters together with Nordic artist and scholars:

For Worlding you will create either a paper (with enough handouts for each member of the class) or a poster, and document it with digital pics (which determined by lot earlier, whichever one you did not do for Change is Happening). You may work on these individually or with a partner.

With the help of Haraway & Collins (you must show how you worked with these texts), and referring to Gibson-Graham & Keating, and also to two of the recommended texts, you will analyze feminist processes of worlding as activist actions. You will either begin from • 1) the most urgent feminist issue you care about, exploring activist practices that might speak to it; or you will begin from • 2) your own most valued activist actions, and analyze their possibilities for the feminist values you most care to embody. ALWAYS make a point of connecting projects to class readings, activities, and discussions. ALWAYS use a standard model for citation and bibliography, even on posters. You may also want to use the web to follow-up or look in greater detail at the kinds of worldings feminisms explore today and ways all of these are promoted in popular and scholarly media.

During the first part of class on workshop day, we will meet during class time to share our projects, displaying posters and handouts on the walls of our room, walk and talk one-on-one with each other, share questions, observations, excitements! In the second part of class time we will continue to work with the energy generated by our interactions, collectively coming up with reflective analysis and more ideas for what comes next!

Full credit for this assignment requires: • having begun work several weeks ahead of time, • writing and postering in several drafts, • displaying paper & handout or poster during worshop and • actively participating in interactions and reflections, • turning in electronic copies of poster pics or paper and handout to Katie’s gmail account, • and documenting each piece of the assignment as completed in your logbook, which must be turned in electronically with everything else by the evening after the workshop for credit. If for any reason whatsoever you miss any piece of this, you will need to document that in your logbook, with explanations, and perhaps notes of any discussions you have with Katie about it all. If you miss any workshop, you will need to arrange with three fellow students your own little mini-workshop, where you all meet together outside class to share your work and discuss it, and you write a two-page report on your meeting and discussion. 

Questions to be able to answer directly about your project: 

  1. How did you work with both Haraway and Collins and how did you document this? Remember: the point of your project is to read in them both deeply through your project work itself. How have you done this? 
  2. Did you work from inquiry to praxis or praxis to inquiry or discuss their synergy?
  3. How did you connect your project to class readings, activities, and discussions?
  4. Which citation model are you using?
  5. What aspect of Worlding are you most focusing on? Where did you learn about this aspect?
  6. How will you demonstrate that you have been working on this all during the entire period of Experience Set 3? 
  7. What evidence of redrafting does your final product show? 
  8. What evidence of working with your class partner does your project show, esp. of final review before workshop day?