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Friday, October 16 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
A Wicked Problem: Rising Tide of Pollution at Ilavalai Beach (Workshop)

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Through photography, video and narrative, we introduce participants to the Rising Tide of Pollution at Ilavalai Beach Project at St. Henry’s College, Ilavalai, Sri Lanka. Overview of the site and project processes under the umbrella of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) include the use of field journals, online research, engineering design processes, and arts, culture and storytelling as methods of inquiry, problem-solving and advocacy. We share lessons learned and creative strategies for prompting dialogue, problem solving, idea generating– processes and skills embedded in project-based learning. Participants engage in a hands-on engineering design process activity addressing an environmental challenge.


Cindy Maguire

Cindy Maguire Co-Directs ArtsAction Group, an international community-based collective of arts educators, art therapists, artist teachers, and educators committed to facilitating arts and education initiatives with children and youth in conflict-affected environments. Through respect... Read More →

Ann Holt

Ann Holt, Ph.D. is currently teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in art and design education as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University. She holds a B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and an M.A... Read More →

Rob McCallum

Rob McCallum, Director ArtsAction Group. PhD (NYU), MA (Fulbright Scholar - OSU). Prior to coming the USA, Rob was Head of the Department of Fine Art and then Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. As Dean he was involved... Read More →

Friday October 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT