How do you get people to engage in dialogue?

February 16th, 2011 by buscada | No Comments

In late January, Buscada attended the first of a series of meetings hosted by MAPP International Productions to plan a new arts and community-engagement project about global interdependence, inspired by the interdependence movement championed by Benjamin Barber and others.

The meeting brought together a collection of artists, writers and performers to explore ideas of civic engagement and art practice.

We took this opportunity to ask the diverse group one deceptively simple question :

How do you get people to engage in dialogue?

This is the beginning of a new project in collaboration with MAPP International Productions to understand the processes and practices of engaging civic dialogue, art practice and pedagogy. This project is a continuation of our work begun with The America Project Teaching Method.

How do you answer this question for yourself? How do you encourage dialogue? We hope this is the start of a long and productive conversation.

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