The project “The Possible” will explore an eminently human phenomenon: our capacity to engage with the possible, to go beyond what is present, visible, or given in our existence. Possibility studies is an emerging field or research including topics as diverse as creativity, imagination, innovation, anticipation, counterfactual thinking, wondering, the future, social change, hope, agency, and utopia.
This project hopes to contribute to the field by developing a community of practice account of the possible grounded in the notions of difference, position, perspective, dialogue, action, and culture. This project aims to offer conceptual, methodological, and practical tools for studying and engaging in human possibility and cultivating it in arts education, at the workplace, in everyday life, and in society.
The week at IAC is an incubator and innovation hub where the possible emerges through confrontation with difference and engage with the perspectives that captures this difference. The possible is explored by being sensitive to and recognize difference, developing and entertaining multiple perspectives on one and the same phenomenon, dialogue through the possibility of action.
Teacher students experiment on ”the possible” from a cross art disciplinary perspective. During the week we process different aspects of artistic leadership, the art of hosting and harvesting, participatory methods and creativities as a concept and phenomena in macro and micro moments in arts education. What do we show each other when contemplating the world as is and the world as it can be?
© Anna Houmann