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.
We know that we all learn through and with our bodies.
My work and research are about body-based pedagogy (BBP) and the ways we can engage visitors with their body when encountering a work of art.
Body Based Pedagogy in the Galleries (BBPiG) can be about a movement around the artwork, a sigh, a step forward, or crossed arms; gestures that indicate meaning-making. But it can be more than that. BBPiG builds on the tenets and practices of the theater of the oppressed and drama in education as a way to create multiple entry points for the visitors to have deep connections with an artwork. At the same time, BBPiG is challenging the institutional space, the power dynamics and museums' colonial past.
*Currently I am a doctoral student at Columbia NYC, Teachers College. My research is a work in progress. Please come back for more, soon.
Work & Life
As an art museum educator, researcher and interdisciplinary instructor, I currently live and work in Manhattan, New York.
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.