un-learn institutionalised ways of thinking... re-learn new ways of thinking.
forever learning - create your own school
wander & wonder. experiment & play
John Dewey's principles of education
Josef and Anni Albers, Charles Olson, Ruth Asawa, Walter Gropius, Ray Johnson, Robert Motherwell, Dorothea Rockburne, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Susan Weil, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Franz Kline, Aaron Siskind, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, and Mary Caroline Richards.
Black Mountain was founded in 1933 by John Andrew Rice, Theodore Dreier, Frederick Georgia, and Ralph Lounsbury,
educate a student as a person and a citizen
prioritizing art-making as a necessary component of education
incubator for artistic talent
Buckminster Fuller- - the first large-scale geodesic dome
The Black Mountain Review - Charles Olson
non-hierarchical methodologies that placed students and educators on the same plane
the value and importance of balancing education, art, and cooperative labor, students were required to participate in farm work, construction projects, and kitchen duty as part of their holistic education.
The students were involved at all levels of institutional decision-making. They were also left in charge of deciding when they were ready to graduate, which notoriously few ever did.
supplemented by art making as a means of cultivating creative thinking within all fields
materials and form & plato
Alma Stone Williams, Carol Brice and Roland Hayes, Percy H. Baker, Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, Mark Oakland Fax
Black Mountain Festival
two frescos painted by Jean Charlot
Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center
The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access digital publication that publishes articles, essays, and creative work related to the school and the individuals associated with it.
Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957,
While plenty of people participate in a form of hashtag activism (a valid, though very often-critiqued way of connecting with others on an issue online), it’s tricky to move past posting or retweeting something you agree with and to explore activism in non-digital spaces given our current penchant for relying heavily on social media as a means of engagement. Getting involved with your immediate neighbors—and, therefore, immersing yourself in the communities you understand and can best contribute to, is something Odell herself cherishes. Taking a moment to volunteer at a nearby park, joining a CSA, or getting acquainted with local advocacy organizations are all prime examples of activism that doesn’t depend on engaging with the attention economy.
There is no "art world". There are hunderds of different worlds, some overlapping, some not. If one u like wont have u, u will need to start your own.
to overcome imposter syndrome, have confidence in your depth of curiosity rather than your expertise.