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UofO Jan Term: Tiny Town
February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ESTFree
Wednesdays, January 26th – April 6th, 2022 (except March 9th)
12PM-1PM EST on Zoom
Open to all ages.
Join UofO’s urbanists in residence, Kay Liang and Maria Gerdyman, for a free 10-week course: “Tiny Town”
Tiny Town is an interactive storytelling universe for adventurers of all ages. Participants interact with and contribute to a digital world by embodying their own avatars and submitting drawings, sounds, and found objects.
This course will take place in the malleable world of Tiny Town, where participants can playtest their wildest dreams for the city of Orange. Participants will be invited to heal their inner child and creative anxiety through playful drawing, storytelling and role-playing prompts. By illustrating our difficult experiences as characters and immersive neighborhoods, we can collectively build a city that is centered around love.
Grace Lee Boggs said, “It’s up to us to reimagine the alternatives and not just protest against them and expect them to do better.” What will emerge from a digital fantasyland where not even material reality, let alone slow-moving bureaucracy holds us back?
The invitation is that all participants will commit to make every effort to attend all classes. An additional smaller group co-creation session will be scheduled during the course. The last week will include a finale celebration, date to be decided.
Kay Liang is a ladybug lover and aspiring storyteller who is passionate about building worlds that can honor our full selves and collective imaginations.
Maria Gerdyman is a garbage enthusiast and amateur masseuse who cares about making everybody feel heard, non-humans included.