Darren McDaniel, the founder of Urban Rethink, tells a story about how its mascot, Googly Ann, was born. It was drawn by his then 5-year-old niece. Urban Rethink strives to spur intellectual, economic, and community vitality through empowering independent-minded, community-spirited doers.
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BY DEE WAGNER
@ VOL 28
ON FEB 21, 2016
Dee Wagner joins us to discuss mindful play and how it may be used in place of the third reaction style that follows the two known reactions "fight" & "flight"... The third is "shutdown" and is a reposnse when neither 'fight' not 'flight' are an option... Mindful play has its roots in the polyvagal theory and Dee walks us through responses, the nexus of her mindful play approach, and peppers it all with her own personal story.
Curiosity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue
BY ÁLVARO AMAT
@ VOL 2
ON FEB 29, 2016
"The choice isn't about science and are, it's about living and not living."
In "Curiosity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 2, Álvaro Amat works at the Field Museum of Natural History, where Sue, the world-famous Tyrannosaurus rex, is the star of a collection of some 30 million objects. His experience collaborating with the Field Museum’s scientists in the creation of exhibitions that inspire curiosity led him to combine art and science in spontaneous explorations and experiments with his son, Nicolas. As an artist, educator, and parent, Álvaro attempts to create an in-between space of curiosity and wonder to break the barriers between reason and imagination for the integral formation of a more complete, creative, and happy individual.
Play in Public Spaces
BY CATTYWAMPUS PUPPET COUNCIL
@ VOL 21
ON NOV 17, 2016
The Cattywampus Puppet Council, which is a Knoxville based nonprofit seeking to build community and promote play for all ages through the puppetry arts. This spring, Cattywampus will organize and facilitate the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, Knoxville’s first community puppet parade. This project will invite members of the community of all ages and backgrounds to come together and create puppets, masks, and costumes rooted in local ecology and stories of “place.” As an act of public play and storytelling, this parade will celebrate the culture of love, creativity, and mutual dependence we wish to create in Southern Appalachia.
Creativity and Play as Medicine
BY ANNA ATKINSON
Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Anna Atkinson’s practice incorporates art, movement, creative writing, voice and body work. She explores the potential of creativity to impact on health and wellbeing. Anna gives the audience an insight into the true happiness the freedom that art can give to those who are willing to embrace it.
Play-worker, a Day in the Life
BY PETER OLSON
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 27, 2017
According to Fred Rogers, "play is really the work of childhood." For many of us, play is for children and work is for grown-ups, but what happens when you grow up and find yourself working at play for a living? As a 15-year industry veteran, Peter Olson will share an insider’s perspective on a day in the life of a Play Worker.