Event | The Possible's Slow Fuse
Friday, May 31 | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Policy Room 1425, Harbour Centre, Vancouver Campus
Speaker: Dr. David Jardine
"Only Beauty Can Save the Planet"
Only beauty can save the planet. Even the strongest combination of guilty feelings, economic reasoning and scientific evidence are not enough to turn the tide so that our planet’s life may continue. Nevertheless, if you love something, you want it to stay around and stay close, and keep radiantly well. And it is precisely beauty that makes you fall in love. [It] gives you the feeling that what is here is to be treasured and not misused or harmed, and certainly not to be regarded in terms of functional usefulness or economic return, for such is to look at the world as a slave or a whore. James Hillman, from “Segregation of beauty” (p. 192). In J. Hillman (2006). City and Soul (p. 187-193). Putnam, CT: Spring Publications.
The familiar idea [is] that beauty arrests motion. You draw in your breath and stop still. This little gasp –hshshs as the Japanese draw between their teeth when the see something beautiful in a garden – this ahhhhreaction is the aesthetic response just as certain, inevitable, objective and ubiquitous as a wincing in pain and moaning in pleasure. Moreover, this quick intake of breath is also the very root of the work aesthetics, aisthesis in Greek, meaning sense-perception. Aisthesis goes back to the Homeric aiou and aisthou which means both “I perceive” as well as “I gasp, struggle for breath,” as in aisthomai, I breath in. Does this not suggest that if beauty is to appear, we must be stopped still? James Hillman, from “The Repression of Beauty” (p. 183). In J. Hillman (2006). City and Soul (p. 172-186). Putnam, CT: Spring Publications.
The Possible’s Slow Fuse is a scholarly dialogue series organized by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture & Education (CIRCE) and the Research Hub of the Faculty of Education. Our 2019 series offers six stimulating discussions about the nature and role of imagination in research and education, facilitated by scholars from diverse fields in education–arts, indigeneity, technology, teacher education, mathematics, and aesthetics. We invite you to bring your ideas and questions, and share and celebrate learning and discovery together. Learn more
A Dialogue Series on Imagination in Research & Teaching
Event | Surrey Scholarship Series: From the Ground Up
Thursday, May 9 | 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Surrey Campus, SUR 5060
Speaker: Dr. Paula MacDowell, Faculty of Education
Title: Empowering Youth as Changemakers: Designing a Better World through Technology, Education, and Imagination
From the Ground Up is an occasional series hosted by SFU Surrey Faculty of Education members and is intended to build community around scholarship at SFU Surrey. All members of the SFU academic community are welcome to attend and contribute to this effort.
Grant Workshop for Faculty (2 parts)
Date & Time:
Monday, April 29th, 1:30 to 3:30 PM (Part 1)
Monday, May 27th, 1:30 to 3:30 PM (Part 2)
Location: Research Hub
Facilitators: Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin & Dr. Cindy Xin
This two-part workshop series is designed to help faculty members in the Faculty of Education create a persuasive SSHRC application. Part I will focus on grant–writing strategies and tips, budget development, and knowledge mobilization planning; part II will focus on peer review of each other’s summary pages. Participants will be asked to prepare a summary page prior to part II.
Grant Workshop for FoE Graduate Students (2 parts)
Date & Time:
Monday, May 6th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM (Part 1)
Thursday, June 6th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM (Part 2)
Location: Research Hub
Facilitators: Dr. Ching-Chiu Lin, Dr. Cindy Xin & guest speakers
This two-part workshop series is designed to help doctoral students in the Faculty of Education create a strong SSHRC Doctoral Award Application. Part I will focus on program overview, tips and resources; part II will focus on peer review of each other’s summary pages. Participants will be asked to prepare a summary page prior to part II.