Anansi Reconsidered: Creative, Critical, and Connected Making in Interdisciplinary Education
Thu., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. 2014
Cost: $3 suggested donation
From the venue:Nettrice Gaskins, Ph.D., STEAM Director, Boston Arts Academy, will join Brides of Anansi artists Saya Woolfalk and Xenobia Bailey in conversation to look at how contemporary women artists look at nature and natural systems for inspiration. Topics such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and biomimicryâ€“a bridge between biology and designâ€“will be explored. STEAM is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that is gaining momentum in the United States and around the world. This session rethinks the cultural and artistic dimensions of these areas in conjunction with the exhibition Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art.