To sustain our community we need to work along agreed rules:
punctuality in sessions & submissions
participation in reviews & discussions
accommodation of challenging perspectives and divergent methods
honesty in endeavor & communication
While all of us are expected to put in hard work to realize the objectives of this short but ambitious program, it is advised that we neither lose sleep nor work at the 11th hour. It is vital to our efforts as a community that we value our individuality, express our views generously but not unnecessarily and check on our peers if they are doing okay.
It matters little to another’s learning if one were to be insincere in acknowledging references or participation in delegated tasks. However, dishonesty from any participant destabilizes the playing field for all others. We must vehemently discourage unfair means such as plagiarism, out-sourcing, intentional misrepresentation and so on.
Besides the processes of re-membering embodied wisdom through theater & movement, exploring emotions through graphics and collages and discovering & articulation spaces and their defining elements, this program is also intended & designed for training in keeping time and observing one’s emotional upheavals. It is critical to manage our expectations while involved in creative processes so that we don’t lose sight of the objective of learning in the rush of completing tasks or getting overwhelmed by them. Observing the stimuli, its corresponding impulse within us and our responses is necessary to be in touch with what propels us and that with retards our mindful participation.
While the daily practice of Visual & Spatial Representation is intended to help with centering, besides building drawing skills, participants are discouraged from working late nights & losing sleep and particularly avoid the terror of 11th hour work. Be awake and aware during the scheduled studio hours, work in daylight and stay close to the stipulated input hours for the studio as well as other academic engagements. Pursuing other creative disciplines can benefit your core engagements in surprising and substantial ways.
A Vibrant Studio
Considering that the first phase is online, it requires particular attention that exchange will be limited to visual, verbal & textual languages, and in the digital medium. This perhaps amounts to a small minority of our otherwise multi-dimensional & multi-sensorial perception and processing of information/ communication/ environment. Please coordinate amongst each other to scheduled synchronized and asynchronized sessions such that there is a balance of necessary individual and group work.
Please make appropriate arrangements for your study place, devices and internet bandwidth such that we are communicating on time with our videos, speakers and microphones on (unless otherwise specified) in well lit spaces with least external disturbance from noise or distraction.
The second phase of the program – the residency – requires us to spend majority of our time in the same space – the facilitator’s studio in New Delhi – whether the undertaken task be synchronized or asynchronized. Embodied work and in person conversations will be essential components of each day’s sessions.