Joe Hallgarten offers five ideas that could help those passionate about cultural education to plan their next moves.
Maybe I’ve missed the more nuanced views, but if feels like the only people out there – in my echo chambered world at any rate – who admit that they can’t be sure are those with the most wisdom to express some degree of certainty – our epidemiologists and other medical scientists. Too many other people are using this crisis to justify their own existing view of the world’s dystopia, and already-formed hopes for a future utopia. Last month, provoked by the boundless self-belief of a famous economist in a webinar, I posted this question: " It feels like the pandemic has simply vindicated all your existing views. So my question is whether is there anything about this crisis that has made you question or doubt any of your evidence, beliefs or hypotheses?"
There is a pandemic of certainty that doesn’t really align with the confusion of times. To rephrase my question above: "What belief have you had to furlough – not necessarily sack off entirely, but stop working with for the moment?"
I’m not sure I have a personal answer yet, but I’m also wondering what beliefs might the arts need to furlough?... Keep reading on Cultural Learning Alliance