Module: Dramatic Solutions Charrette

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Start: September 28, 2017 5:30 PM

End: 7:30 PM

Organizer: Haley Carlson

Phone: N/A


Venue: University Center for the Arts, Room 142

Address: 1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Sandy Ceas, MA, MFA

LEAP Adjunct Faculty

I don’t believe art solves world problems, or any problems for that matter, but I do sincerely believe that the arts can establish an atmosphere where world problems can be addressed with more openness and amity, leading to successful dialogue necessary to solve the problem.

My sentiments are shared with two famous artists:

Art does not solve problems but makes us aware of their existence. It opens our eyes to see and our brain to imagine. (Magdalena Abakanowicz)

Where there is no quick fix for some of our most pressing social problems, there may be only our ability to witness and feel the reality taking place around us. This feelingness is a service that artists offer to the world. (Suzanne Lacey)

One way to approach a complex world problem is to sincerely engage with the community affected by the problem and to collaborate, work jointly towards common objectives, with all stakeholders involved. Most collaborations succeed under a horizontal leadership style that promotes a flexible egalitarian nature that can foster and build valuable social capital for collective efficacy.

This 90 minute presentation will focus on Ceas’ formula called the 3C’s: Community, Collaboration and Capital for collective efficacy.