Some assembly required: thoughts on making and remaking
Elizabeth Perry |
• October 2019
“Fabricando fabricamur - in making, we make ourselves,” wrote the philosopher Comenius centuries ago. What can we learn from making things? What would it mean to make - or remake - ourselves? A life-long maker, educator, and tinkerer, Elizabeth Perry’s formal background is in literature and writing. She has been a community organiser, college professor, education consultant for Google, fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s Studio for Creative Inquiry, and has been teaching in international schools since 2012. These days you will usually find her in the International School of Prague’s Idea Lab, helping people go back and forth between the world of stuff and the world of bits.