SPACE: Arts and Science Certificate
For more than a decade now, Dawson students from across the disciplines have engaged the community through their contributions to SPACE venues, from our website to talks to readings to exhibitions to conferences. The opportunity for this kind of public engagement has proved motivating and enriching for students, inspiring them to push towards greater depth and/or breadth as well as professionalism in their work. Starting in 2021/2022, students will also be able to receive official validation for their active engagement in SPACE through the new SPACE: Arts and Sciences Certificate. Learn More…
2022/2023 theme: WHAT IF?
WHAT IF? is a question that has proven itself transformative in the arts, the sciences and virtually every other area of human knowledge and belief. What if there were a particle smaller than an atom? What if we could stand on a beam of light? What if line and colour could be used to depict not only reality but also a feeling? What if we viewed the natural world as imbued with active intelligence? What if our society became focused on happiness for all rather than just for some? What if we could look at the world as if for the first time, with what Buddhist masters call “Beginner’s Mind” or as the philosopher Hegel put it, “without a dictionary”? What if we asked a different question? Told a different story? Tried a different approach? What if, as the economist Milton Friedman wrote, “the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable”? What new possibilities might reveal themselves then?