Gary Pennington

Gaston Bachelard, Poetics of Space

Year: 1970/71
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Favourite Book: Bachelard, The Poetics of Space.

What Have You Been Up To Since Arts One? Started Education V in 1975 as a direct off-shoot of Arts One. Current work with African refugee children is likely attributable to Arts One, as well.

What Is the Essence of Arts One? Collegiality of students and profs learning together. Challenge to communicate and clarify one’s thoughts.

“I Remember…” My own struggle to find voice in a highly verbal and much better educated group of professors. Meeting Ivan Illich was a highlight. We asked Buckminster Fuller to speak: he said his fee was $5,000, huge for that era. We thought him mercenary.