A short course – Synapse: Creating Connections

Synapse ImageSynapse – Creating Connections

An aesthetic experience is the spark of enlightenment or connection in an ‘aha’ moment when things make sense and everything becomes clear! Such a bridging moment has been described by James Joyce as ‘aesthetic arrest’.

This course will assist participants to create their own bridges between many and varied ways of knowing, crossing disciplinary divides between art, spirituality, religion and science.

Through a series of visual explorations, using a variety of materials and concepts, participants will become familiar with a connected approach to aesthetics by way of drawing, painting, experimenting and map making.

Entering into the aesthetic experience opens up creativity that will be brought into physical form, through individual and group projects. Shared portals create cultural connections across discipline, language and culture.

Dates: July 18-19, September 19-20.
Facilitators: Eleni Rivers and Dr Jenni Goricanec
Cost: $800
Location: OASES Graduate School
Register: http://www.oases.edu.au/synapse

About Jenni

I am interested in working with others to enhance the sustainability of human systems. My practice is to engage with people by drawing on their own ways of knowing and understanding. I orient people toward the “pull” of future intentions, rather than the blind "push" of past habits and "best practice". I encourage people to break out of their cognitive silos, to think laterally and to focus on the whole problem systemically in all its inter-disciplinary complexity. My practice works through the essential processes of innovation – mobilising resources, enrolling peers, engaging allies and building public support. This form of engineering practice is about manoeuvring, dissolving boundaries, always being in action, and recognising that function, congruence and transformation are emergent properties generated through active learning by doing.
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