YEAR OF INNOVATION
in GooD We TRusT Denver Biennial of the Americas—summer 2010
Bruce Mau of Bruce Mau Design Creative Director, Denver Biennial of the Americas
The Denver Biennial of the Americas
It will be organized through the
will be a citywide, international cultural
principles of “proof and possibility”.
event. It will include exhibitions, public
We will present to the world the
programs and signature art installations
diverse creative practitioners that
that celebrate the power of ingenuity
prove this movement is already
and the imagination of the Western
active and we will catalyze the new
Hemisphere. Once every two years,
possibilities they invite.
some of the world’s greatest innovators will convene in Denver, tap into a dynamic local community of creative thinkers, and together galvanize a citizen-driven movement toward cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation. In doing so, we hope to forge solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
RMCAD & The Biennial
The Biennial will bring outstanding cultural opportunities to Denver; we want RMCAD to be a part of this experience. The Institute for Experimental Studies (IES) is presently meeting with all academic departments to discuss fostering innovative ideas and collaborations between the RMCAD college community, the incredible resources available to us through Bruce Mau Design, the City of Denver and the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA). Our mission is to draw from these entities as expansively as possible, to create an unparalleled 4
educational experience for our students, faculty and staff.
• An entire course whose mission is to create content for the Biennial • Utilize resources of the Biennial to launch a student-driven project • A single, or set of course projects designed to create content • A course whose curriculum is based on existing Biennial content; research and aide outside entities already forging projects • Public outre’ / service: independent study intended to intern and assist existing Biennial projects
On the other hand... RMCAD and IES are about innovation and experimentation... perhaps there is a idea that you have that may exist if we shift or bend some existing RMCAD structures?
The Biennial is about innovation and opportunities to share thoughts, ideas and creations.
Mission Statement / Fall 2009
The Collective is a research network initiated by Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, Colorado that advances responsible systemic changes through experiences, spaces, and objects.
Collective Names / Fall 2009
The JAM (or Jamming) Collective (justice-art-mayhem) DOME Collective (doing omnipresent, meaningful, educational) Rocketfuel Collective Go! Collective Inter-Arts Collective The RMCAD Collective (research-making-cavorting-acting-determinations) The IES Collective (imagine-explore-soapbox) The RAT Collective (research or reflection, art or action, and teaching or traversing) The RANT Collective (radical action not tangential) Liberal Artists Collective The Caper Collective The Binding Collective The AAS Collective (ask, act, share) The Conscious Collective The Artward Collective The Action collective The Push collective (Pxxxxx Uxxxxx Sxxxxx Hxxxxxxx) The Commotion Collective The Force Collective or Collective Force The Movement Collective The Care Collective (Calculate, Act, Recruit, Evaluate) The Verve Collective Collective Response
The Love Collective Zeal Collective The Good Collective The Transform Collective The Explore Collective The Do Collective The LiveWorkLearnPlay Collective The DeepDive Collective The LookClosely Collective The Define Collective The Imagine Collective The IMPACT Collective (Innovate, Make, Plan, Act, Create, Think) Shift Collective Go Collective Switch Collective Interchange Collective Boost Collective Current Collective or Collective Current Creative Corrective Collective Collective Chance Whirl Collective Collective Issue
PROPOSAL / Fall 2009
Research focus: Development of curriculum that fosters a since of global responsible in the context of art & design higher education in partnership with â€œTaking it Globalâ€? (TIG). 12
Taking It Global
TAking it global / About
The Vision Youth everywhere actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.
Our Mission We enable a collaborative learning community which provides youth with access to global opportunities, cross-cultural connections and meaningful participation in decision-making. 14
Who We Serve We serve youth primarily between the ages of 13 to 30 through: • An online community and initiatives that focus on enabling actively engage youth. • Education programs geared towards middle and high school students.
What We Offer: • Global online social network and hub for civic participation • Content & tools for educators to facilitate rich, interactive learning experiences • Outreach & Collaboration tools for events, networks, campaigns, and causes • Research, development, and sharing of best practices on youth engagement • Facilitated learning experiences through workshops, webinars, and e-courses
Why Bother? • Global awareness and understanding across cultures is key to the future of the planet • Student dropout and disengagement rates are at all-time highs, and costing billions in lost economic opportunities and crime • Preventable diseases and health issues are on the rise globally, with young people often the most vulnerable and affected
So Far... • 4 million young people reached in 2008, over 14 million since launch in 2000 • Engagement across 12 languages, and in every country and territory in the world • Thought leadership through presenting at over 500 education, technology, development, business and youth conferences and events •Partnerships across sectors with over 8 U.N. agencies, dozens of international civil society organizations, several top-tier technology companies (Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, HP), and Leading-edge foundations across North America. • Global recognition from the World Economic Forum and Tech Museum of Innovation
proof & Possibility
Producing Proof / fall 2009
institute for sustainable studies
ies/ Reseach COllective Art Education
Producing Proof / Spring 2010
Interior design Liberal Studies
? Art Education
Graphic Design The Biennial
IES / Fall 2009
IES RESEARCH COLLECTIVE
PROJ ECTS GRANT PROGRAM CURRICULUM
CLASS / DEPT / INSTITUTIONS
Example of Resource Use
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Collective Relationships / Fall 2009
Martin Mendelsberg (Gd)
Lisa Hochtritt (Ae)
Rebecca Vaughan (Fa)
Bruce Price (IES / Fd)
Nikki Pike (Fd)
Projects / Fall 2009
documentation / resources
Mission Statements / Fall 2009
R M C A D M i s s i o n State m e n t Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design’s mission has several aims, all consistent with its founding in 1963 as a community of “creatives”: to instill a passion for creativity, innovation, excellence and lifelong learning in both the Fine and Applied Arts; to nurture the individual talents of each student as s/ he completes a formal program of study; to integrate critical thinking, analysis and scholarship into the refinement and application of each student’s skills and creativity; to contribute in socially responsible ways to the local, global and professional communities.
B i e n n i a l M i s s i o n State m e nt The Denver Biennial of the Americas will be a citywide, international extravaganza of ideas, art, lectures and parties aimed at “finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems
Links & References Denver Biennial of the Americas Summer 2010
www.RMCAD.edu www.InGoodWeTrust2010.com www.BruceMauDesign.com www.TIGWEB.org www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Dave_Eggers 32
Rmcad Academic calendar Fall 2009
Fall term begins
Fall classes end
Biennial of the Americas Begins
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Published on May 24, 2010
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