SSMF 2022: “Pause”
Pause & Pedagogy
Moderated by Atenea Rosado-Viurques, University of Pennsylvania
Saturday, March 26, 11:00 AM — 12:25 PM Eastern
Interpreting Pause: Virtual Exhibition as a Teaching Tool
The Covid-19 pandemic had tremendous effects on all of us around the world in different ways. From struggles at home to feelings of isolation, feelings of normalcy had been dismantled. With human contact existing through a screen, the effect of this pandemic has edged many people into a position of self-reflection. This, paired with the uncertainty of looking out at the ever-changing world around them, allowed for evolving perspectives. Together OCADU and SUNY Geneseo students developed an exhibition of self-portraits that reflects their struggles and realizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Multimodal Scholarship Working Group
Teachers College, Columbia University
This session is a collaborative research presentation to share how our group has been supporting engagements with multimodal approaches to research. Conceptualized as a “sandbox” where multimodal research and pedagogical inquiries play out, this presentation provides a glimpse into how our group serves as a supportive learning community and a playspace to share in-process work related to multimodal scholarship.
Happiness Class is a journey through the unique and fascinating world of children: their preoccupations, their worries, and most importantly, their idea of happiness. Set in the context of an experimental happiness curriculum inspired by the ideas of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and included as part of formal pedagogy in the schools run by the Delhi government, Happiness Class explores this landscape in schools and diverse neighbourhoods, with resident and refugee families, across the metropolis of New Delhi. Children speak of their fears, stresses and joys, parents talk of their aspirations for their children, and teachers share their pedagogic experiences in the context of the larger world. Using a range of simple and universal art exercises, the film engages in intimate conversations with children; and together with playful animation sketches the possibilities and challenges of ‘happiness’ being a subject in a school curriculum. In an increasingly competitive world, struggling with the challenges of conflict, segregation and polarisation, the film asks what the pursuit of happiness really means, and what role education can play.
CUNY Graduate Center
For Zong! Listening, Matos will present a short presentation on the practice, politics, and necessity of erasure poetry. Matos will then offer a listening session of the audio component she has created to help concretize the ideas of embodied and decolonized listening.