Sudebi Thakurata (India)
Sudebi’s Think Tank will focus on using Teaching Artistry to explore Future Literacy, Future Fluency, Future Competency and Future Consciousness.
Her Think Tank theme will be: What does future competency mean in the arts and creative sectors and in social, cultural or ecological impact spaces? How can these two come together in forms of creative collaborations which allow Teaching Artists, future creative practitioners and communities to be future-ready and more future conscious?
The session, called 'WHAT IF,' will engage participants in exploring what skills and competencies we should be equipping people with now, to ensure they are ready for the future. With constantly evolving skills, changing contexts and new kinds of knowledge and wisdom required, what is the role of TAs in supporting them effectively? How can we make sure we are preparing the future practitioners with capabilities of the future and not those of the past?
This session will examine the role of TAs, and the challenges/barriers which are present, in relation to future-literacy building in creative ways. Her work will be supported by her trans-disciplinary design collective D.epicentre. The follow-up working group will be invited to build a framework for a future literacy, fluency, competency and consciousness curriculum that can be widely used by Teaching Artists in different contexts. The design-led process will facilitate the generation of new ideas, new theories and new wisdom, built upon existing knowledge and newer partnerships too. Sudebi hopes to capture the processes and perspectives from the working group in a sharable guide that can act as a living document others can learn from. This may be a collective making of a multi-layered book or a simple website or some games/simulations that can be played by arts/creative practitioners in different contexts - the form being determined by the working group.