About

Thoughts and informal writings of a cultural worker, folklorist, educator, and activist who is trying to expand and improve the quality of international conversations on the role of the arts in our societies, our future, and our work to build a better world. I now teach at New Jersey City University.

In the spring of 2013 and 2015, I taught a distance-learning (i.e. online) course in Goucher College‘s Master’s Program in Cultural Sustainability, the first of its kind in the nation. The course is officially known as CSP 642: Culture and Calamity.  I used this blog in part to discuss some of the issues and readings raised by the course. Those posts directly connecting to the course are categorized as “Culture and Calamity” and tagged with “Goucher College” and “cultural sustainability.”  While this is primarily addressed to my students and my colleagues at Goucher and in the American Folklore Society, these posts are open to anyone interested. The course is over now, but calamities continue.

Also, I twice taught a course in Goucher College’s Master’s Program in Cultural Sustainability entitled CSP 665: Arts and Social Change. This blog was one of the resources for that course. The first time I taught this was in the fall semester of 2013. It was also a newly required course in Goucher’s Master’s in Digital Arts program. I no longer teach the course, but people interested in learning more should look for the Cultural Sustainability program on the Goucher website.

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”
― Paulo FreirePedagogy of the Oppressed

One Response to “About”

  1. prodeeproy January 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    All the best buddy…

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