Author: María Acaso, Clara Megías
Publisher: Ediciones Paidós
Art Thinking nos propone un nuevo punto de vista desde el que enfocar la educación y hacer que los alumnos vuelvan a conectar con aquellas clases que se convirtieron en un tedio alejado de su realidad. María Acaso, con un provocador discurso, nos muestra cómo utilizar el arte y la creatividad para revolucionar la forma de enseñar en el aula. Así nos propone pequeños actos cotidianos que tanto profesores como alumnos y padres podrán poner en práctica para darle un giro a la escuela. ¿Y si lleváramos una sandía a clase? ¿Cuál sería el resultado?
Author: Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica
Publisher: Penguin Books
At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Ken Robinson argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system. He proposes instead a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today's unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations, and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research, Creative Schools aims to inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.
Author: Amy Whitaker
An indispensable and inspiring guide to creativity in the workplace and beyond, drawing on art, psychology, science, sports, law, business, and technology to help you land big ideas in the practical world. Anyone from CEO to freelancer knows how hard it is to think big, let alone follow up, while under pressure to get things done. Art Thinking offers practical principles, inspiration, and a healthy dose of pragmatism to help you navigate the difficulties of balancing creative thinking with driving toward results. With an MBA and an MFA, Amy Whitaker, an entrepreneur-in-residence at the New Museum Incubator, draws on stories of athletes, managers, writers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and even artists to engage you in the process of “art thinking.” If you are making a work of art in any field, you aren’t going from point A to point B. You are inventing point B. Art Thinking combines the mind-sets of art and the tools of business to protect space for open-ended exploration and manage risks on your way to success. Art Thinking takes you from “Wouldn’t it be cool if . . . ?” to realizing your highest aims, helping you build creative skills you can apply across all facets of business and life. Warm, honest, and unexpected, Art Thinking will help you reimagine your work and life—and even change the world—while enjoying the journey from point A. Art Thinking features 60 line drawings throughout.
Author: Audrey Osler
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Design Like You Give a Damn  is the indispensable handbook for anyone committed to building a more sustainable future. Following the success of their first book, Architecture for Humanity brings readers the next edition, with more than 100 projects from around the world. Packed with practical and ingenious design solutions, this book addresses the need for basic shelter, housing, education, health care, clean water, and renewable energy. One-on-one interviews and provocative case studies demonstrate how innovative design is reimagining community and uplifting lives. From building-material innovations such as smog-eating concrete to innovative public policy that is repainting Brazil’s urban slums, Design Like You Give a Damn  serves as a how-to guide for anyone seeking to build change from the ground up. Praise for Design Like You Give a Damn : “The resourcefulness of the projects in the book is inspiring, its information practical (see Stohr’s chapter on financing sustainable community development) and its numerous factoids sobering.” —TMagazine.blogs.NYTimes.com
Modern Construction Handbook has become a modern classic of building construction literature. In the USA, it is used as a reference work for many architectural courses. With the chapters "Material", "Wall", "Roof", "Structure", "Environment" and "Applications" it systematically explores the subject and provides a clear and efficient structure to the reader. For the fourth edition, many of the 3D illustrations have been updated and, likewise, the technical information has been brought up to date. "Applications" showcases current developments, such as those relating to mass customization manufacture of components, and presents material and construction innovations. A compact and systematic handbook filled with information, produced for students and young architects alike.
Stanislavsky on the Art of the Stage
Author: Konstantin Sergeevič Stanislavskij (pseud. van Konstantin Sergeevič Alekseev.)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Konstantin Stanislavsky is one of the colossi not simply of Russian, but American and European theatre. His reputation is based mainly on his famous theory of acting and its application in practice. This volume contains his posthumous work, The System and Methods of Creative Art, together with an introductory essay giving a careful exposition and a critical analysis of his ‘system’, and two appendices dealing with his views on stage ethics and melodrama. It provides an excellent opportunity for the study of ‘the essential Stanislavsky’ in a comprehensive and compact form.
This book provides a set of principles for fostering innovation in people (workers and consumers), in firms and in government, taking an in-depth look at the scope of innovation and how it is changing, as well as where and how it is occurring.
We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more radical transformation in which the old certainties of modern society are falling away and something quite new is emerging. To grasp this metamorphosis of the world it is necessary to explore the new beginnings, to focus on what is emerging from the old and seek to grasp future structures and norms in the turmoil of the present. Take climate change: much of the debate about climate change has focused on whether or not it is really happening, and if it is, what we can do to stop or contain it. But this emphasis on solutions blinds us to the fact that climate change is an agent of metamorphosis. It has already altered our way of being in the world the way we live in the world, think about the world and seek to act upon the world through our actions and politics. Rising sea levels are creating new landscapes of inequality drawing new world maps whose key lines are not traditional boundaries between nation-states but elevations above sea level. It is creating an entirely different way of conceptualizing the world and our chances of survival within it. The theory of metamorphosis goes beyond theory of world risk society: it is not about the negative side effects of goods but the positive side effects of bads. They produce normative horizons of common goods and propel us beyond the national frame towards a cosmopolitan outlook.
Este libro es fruto del entrelazamiento de cuatro voces. Su origen se sitúa en la conversación que mantuvieron María Acaso y Luis Camnitzer, dos de las figuras que más han contribuido a cuestionar y replantear el papel y las relaciones entre el arte, la educación y el conocimiento desde el Art Thinking, con ocasión de los encuentros organizados en Medialab-Prado en febrero de 2015. Junto a ellos, Andrea De Pascual y David Lanau, quienes comisariaron la conversación para ofrecer en estas páginas una versión reelaborada y amplificada de las reflexiones de Acaso y Camnitzer, que dieron pie a exponer las suyas propias, así como sus inquietudes y experiencias en su trabajo como “arteducadoras” en el colectivo Pedagogías Invisibles. Desde la apuesta común de las cuatro de situar el pensamiento artístico como vertebrador de lo educativo, esta obra indaga en las tensiones y dicotomías que atraviesan las relaciones entre el arte y la educación, dos ámbitos tradicionalmente disociados, sobre todo en relación al estatuto y legitimación de sus saberes, profesionales e instituciones, abordadas aquí a través de las figuras del artista-museo y la profesora-escuela. Su análisis busca así superar esta visión dicotómica y promover el reconocimiento de otros aspectos y categorías de análisis –el carácter desordenado e “indisciplinado” del conocimiento; su carácter lúdico y poético, la delincuencia o desobediencia ligadas a las figuras de artista y docente; el potencial de la ignorancia activa para fomentar el autodidactismo; la necesidad de crear espacios alternativos al inmovilismo institucional, etc.– . Con ello han querido mostrar cómo la combinación de estas dos disciplinas puede servir de catalizador para la innovación pedagógica, el pensamiento crítico y la transformación social.
Briefly surveys the principles governing human development, and argues that policies in art education must take into account cultural values, development level, and individual differences
What's the Point of School? takes the reader beyond the sterile debates about City Academies and dumbed-down exams in order to reveal the key responsibility of education today: to create students who enjoy learning. With their emphasis on stressful exams and regurgitation of information, Guy Claxton claims that schools are currently doing more harm than good, primarily making students fear failure. Instead, schools must encourage students to develop their curiosity, ask stupid questions, and think for themselves. He explains scientists’ latest theories about how the human brain learns, and reveals some of the core habits needed to create a strong, supple mind. He then goes on to explain how these are already being successfully implemented in some schools - all without chucking out Shakespeare or the Periodic Table. Professor Guy Claxton is one of the UK's foremost thinkers on creativity, learning and the brain in both business and education. He is Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Bristol, and the author and editor of over 20 books on learning and creativity.
Change by Design
Author: Tim Brown
Publisher: Harper Collins
In Change by Design, Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, the celebrated innovation and design firm, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business. Change by Design is not a book by designers for designers; this is a book for creative leaders who seek to infuse design thinking into every level of an organization, product, or service to drive new alternatives for business and society.
The Lonely City
Author: Olivia Laing
"You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The Lonely City is a roving cultural history of urban loneliness, centered on the ultimate city: Manhattan, that teeming island of gneiss, concrete, and glass. What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately involved with another human being? How do we connect with other people, particularly if our sexuality or physical body is considered deviant or damaged? Does technology draw us closer together or trap us behind screens? Olivia Laing explores these questions by travelling deep into the work and lives of some of the century's most original artists, among them Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz, Edward Hopper, Henry Darger and Klaus Nomi. Part memoir, part biography, part dazzling work of cultural criticism, The Lonely City is not just a map, but a celebration of the state of loneliness. It's a voyage out to a strange and sometimes lovely island, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but visited by many - millions, say - of souls"--