UBUNTU Inquiry Group UBUNTU =I AM WHAT I AM BECAUSE OF WHO WE ALL ARE. Read More About Ubuntu
We will read a film/book for one- two months and discuss the writing and the topic, but more importantly, reflect on how these (hopefully) new ideas inform our practice. These film/book discussions will not focus on critiquing the work as a piece of literature. If there is anything that bores me, it is a book club meeting that starts out with someone saying ”I liked it “ or “ I did not like it” and then everyone comes out swinging in defense of their position!
In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that what’s happening in our country today—this post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by hucksters and their
Please send us reading recommendations.
Member Suggestions for a book or movie or other data point:
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire Discusses our nationwide willingness to embrace a factual relativity. Kurt Anderson
Leonardo Di Vinci The most famous intersection of art and science. Walter Isaacson
The Blazing World Siri Hustvedt A 60 something artist hires men to beard her work.
Exit Through The Giftshop Bansky, River and Tides A documentary on Outsider Art.
Who does she think she is? Pamela Tanner Boll A Film looking at women, mothering and art making.
Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference John Capecci A comprehensive guide to telling your personal story as an advocate for a cause or organization.
Embrace by Taryn Brumfitt Embrace uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future.