Mindful U at Naropa University

Candace Walworth & Cynthia Drake: Interdisciplinarity–The Bricolage of a Naropa Education



May 14th, 2018  •  29 mins 17 secs  •  Download (67.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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"I think of bricolage as an approach to interdisciplinary inquiry and to meaning-making. It comes from a French word meaning to tinker, and it's sometimes associated with improvisation, and sometimes associated with "do-it-yourself." I don't like that term as much because it's missing the collaborative aspect of interdisciplinary studies. Think about Levy Strauss observing craftspeople, noticing how they use materials left over from one project and creating something new. It's a sense of giving birth to what does not yet exist; improvising and using tools; fashioning tools–creating tools that didn't yet exist." - Candace Walworth