The Art of Imagination
How the The Art of Play exhibit came to life.
We have this ongoing discussion about the relevancy of higher education and it goes something like this:
Universities used to be the hub for knowledge-seekers. A place where you could delve deeply into a subject and emerge with degree in hand – evidence of acquired knowledge and employability. But now we find ourselves in the digital age, with the world at our fingertips and information in our pockets. Children are inventors. Parents are entrepreneurs. Teachers are learners. Remix culture is here to stay and we need to be ready for all the valuable and divergent voices. University is no longer the only place that can give us answers or lead us to careers (and never was). Learning happens everywhere, and we can tap into these powerful knowledge-building moments whenever we like.
That’s the inspiration behind our new initiative, DareU, part labschool, part interactive museum, part captivating playground. No walls, no limits. Just seriously creative learning opportunities to expand your mind and accelerate your practice. We dare you to think critically and creatively – about where we’re headed and how we’ll get there. We dare you to play with bold and imaginative ideas and materials. We dare you to dream. Remember daydreams? Do we give our children the courtesy of time and space to tune out today? Let’s remember that any little daydream could be the spark for incredible change. That's why we build these exhibits – to (re)connect us with thought-provoking ideas, unstructured play, and imaginative possibilities.
See you on the road!
Simone and Aviva