I won’t give a blow by blow of the the entire event, but here are a few notable pieces that captivated me:
Audacity vs. Austerity: The New Struggle for Innovation in Higher Education
Robert Huish is a a professor of International Development at Dalhousie University who has incorporated brilliant elements of service learning in his undergraduate courses. An interview on CBCRadio last year touches on many of pieces he addressed in his talk.
The Debt of Creativity
Max Haiven is an artist, postdoc with the NYU Department of Art and Public Policy, and an Adjunct Faculty with Nova Scotia College of Art and Design – Historical and Critical Studies. Max spoke brilliantly about projects he is involved with: Strike Debt, Radical Imagination Project, and wasn’t shy to show his support of arts education and NSCAD.
Ben Caplan and the Great Yawp
I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, Ben Caplan put down his pegs in Halifax a few years ago and forged his joyful noise within the crucible of the city’s musical talents. Amidst one of the 3 songs Ben played he led 400 people in a primal scream exercise … it sounded like this: