Bath Digital Festival – Forest of Imagination


We are delighted to be featuring some follow up sessions from Forest of Imagination 2020 in the Bath Digital Festival 2020 this week, please see details below:



We must be the change virtual choir
Available to view all week

Moving from Physical to digital: an artists journey
3-4pm Tuesday 20 October

Reportage Illustration in 2020
11am-12noon, Wednesday 21 October

Schools working with Trees of Hope and Forest of Imagination
4-5pm Friday 23 October
 

Languages of Evaluation

Wednesday 21st October 2020, 4pm–5:30pm
Price:
 £35 (Member Discount £5)
Presenters: Professor Peter Moss, Louise Lowings
Booking: www.sightlines-initiative.com 

This session will explore the concept of ‘languages of evaluation’ – the idea that there are many different ways of understanding and conducting evaluation, and not just evaluation as ‘performance management’, a language that is very dominant today.

In particular, we will consider what language of evaluation can do justice to a complex and distinct pedagogical project, for example, that of the municipal schools of Reggio Emilia or many of the Children’s Centres in England, in a way that embodies the value of participatory democracy, and supports researchful education.

Peter Moss, from UCL Institute of Education, will share some of his preliminary thinking about this challenge; while Louise Lowings, from Madeley Nursery School, will share some examples from current practice that have evolved from a two year international research project in early childhood centres.

There will be time for questions and discussion about this vital subject.

Bookings via sightlines-initiative.com 
“Documentation as a tool for assessment/evaluation gives us an extremely strong ‘antibody’ to a proliferation of assessment/evaluation tools which are more and more anonymous, decontextualised and only apparently objective and democratic.”

– Carla Rinaldi, President of Reggio Children Foundation

A Climate of Change

Forest of Imagination and The Big Draw join forces

Forest of Imagination and The Big Draw join forces during the pandemic to shine a light on the importance of nature and creativity in our wellbeing.

Harnessing the power of their collective message, and to promote the importance of creativity and collaboration; Forest of Imagination will work alongside The Big Draw, supporting a shared vision in response to the climate emergency, endorsing the positive viewpoint that ‘A Climate of Change’ is essential using creativity as a tool for change.

Working Together 

The two arts organisations will reach out to work with artists and organisations, encouraging them to respond to the climate crisis, through at-home re-invention, making, drawing, singing, writing and many other forms of expression. To further distribute their message of ‘A Climate of Change’ by building a radical and creative response together.

Local and international artists will bring a collection of videos, interviews, news and blog posts to support the importance of creativity, drawing and making to a broader audience. These will be shared on our mutual social media platforms and right here on our website.

Dr Penny Hay, co-founder of Forest of Imagination and House of Imagination said: “This is a wonderful and creative collaboration with big themes and key messages in response to the climate emergency – it is an invitation for everyone to get involved in a conversation about our collective imagination and how we can work together to make a difference”.