Hello from Adelina
Hello everyone 🙂 My name is Adelina and I’m quite shy when it comes to blogging…so this is quite hard for me.
I’ve been enrolled on the Practice-based Research (PBR) course on NovoEd as well as the Site-specific Performance course on Coursera. I enjoyed the Coursera lecture interface a lot more than the NovoEd one as I liked being able to download the videos and watch them offline. However, I think the assignments for PBR were more engaging.
I am particularly interested in how youth cultures take space and make place and as an applied theatre practitioner, I find myself inspired by urban practices like skateboarding, parkour, graffiti and breaking and thinking about how these practices can give disadvantaged young people a greater sense of agency.
Some related questions I have been exploring are:
– how are new youth cultures formed?
– when do they catch on?
– how does this innovation affect the practitioner’s perception of agency?
– does this sense of agency translate to other areas of their lives?
– can this cultural innovation impact the larger society as a whole?