Welcome! I am Filippa, an art museum educator and interdisciplinary instructor, currently a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia NYC. Living, working, and doing research in Manhattan has always been a dream of mine.
I am particularly interested in how you and I learn within the galleries of an art museum. Not everyone is learning in the same way, and most of us interchange modalities (ways of knowing) within a day; from taking notes to making gestures while talking on the phone, to listening to a podcast or reading a book. Well, I am interested in embodied ways of knowing, and how we learn through and with our bodies when encountering a work of art. A movement around the artwork, a sigh, a step forward, or crossed arms; gestures that indicate meaning-making.
But how can we take these personal bodily manifestations of learning and incorporate them into a museum pedagogy that favors the body and renders meaningful encounters with art? Well, come back in a few years -I am still surrounding these questions with the goal to answer them.
Even though I now identify myself as an art museum educator, I have a strong background in science, and science education. My studies and experience in science and art education help me navigate the blurred boundaries of art and science, or sciart if you wish.
Art and science are often considered two distinct terrains, especially in the educational system. But what happens when we build bridges between art and science and re-imagine the sciart landscape?
In 2016, as a platform for an exploration of this sciart landscape, I founded The Drama Science Lab. My goal is to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together and further explore this idea of sciart as a new way of knowing while at the same time somatic learning (drama) becomes the core pedagogical approach.
Does any of this sound appeal to you? Contact me here.
Looking forward to sharing more with you and listen to *your* story.