Some exciting news about Unflattening and a trio of interviews!
I’m thrilled to pass on the Call for Proposals for “Unfurling Unflattening” – an edited collecting on teaching with Unflattening across disciplines and educational contexts! As described by editors Amanda Latz, Janine Utell, and Andrea Kantrowitz – this book “is meant to generate openings – to catalyze the unfurling of myriad possibilities – related to Sousanis’s work.” The book idea grew out of an AERA session this year organized by Andrea – and I’m thrilled that it has blossomed into this and grateful for these three for making it happen. It’s an amazing thing to have something you worked alone on for years be read by anyone let alone taught, and now, turned into a book about all the different approaches to teaching with it! And I think what most excites me is that the book is not about teaching Unflattening, it’s teaching with it, which means using Unflattening as a jumping off point for students to explore in their own ways and ask their own questions. I’m always geeked to see what students have done with it, and that always brings to mind UMBC student Alexia Petasis’s choreographing a dance in response to it (which was documented here), and I look forward to seeing the different approaches others will bring to it.
Proposal abstracts are due August 30, and, reflective of the diverse settings Unflattening has found itself in, they welcome participation from a wide range of educational contexts and levels! Please share with anyone you think might be interested! https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2019/06/05/cfp-unfurling-unflattening-tracing-theoretical-methodological-and-pedagogical