How can we create new spaces with the same networks of power? How can we build something that is different by starting with people that are the same as before? Is it possible to listen and empower others to act?
Image: A tweet mid-point through the #BrewEdFE presentation at Huddersfield Corner House chat time on 12th October 2019.
The rain cored every inch of air, the red brick first floors and upward as gloomy as ever. The ground floors illuminated the streets, often providing a soundtrack, a price tag and lamp lighted new ways of thinking that rejected clichéd rainy Manchester grimness. Amongst my own whirling mentalised memories and futures was the desire to get to an Art Fair that sold itself as one interested in outsider creation.
This is an exciting week as COOCS are represented at the Learning Technologist of the Year awarded by ALT (the Association of Learning Technologists). We are alongside some brilliant projects, individuals and teams from the world of education, so it is amazing to think our project has been included. For those of you already involved in COOCs, it is a fantastic reflection of your efforts in creating learning for free, in multiple spaces and places and often with people accessing learning they could otherwise not find.