Crash Course is a workshop format developed for the Digital Futures at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Functioning as a tool for sarcasm, each course is focused around training; the participants learn specific skills to master a situation in order to prompt them to question the role education plays within social, political and institutional systems that construct our daily reality and steer behaviour.
We taught people how to fall and be prepared for a possible failure to turn it into success. We taught the variations of a smile or how to draw perfect circles to stimulate your muscles and build up a memory for copying. We trained people on delivering a message in the right tone, acting like a another individual and using a famous public apology for themselves. The event allows the audience a glimpse of sarcastic methodologies through participating in project experiments which aim to provoke discussion around the construction of the self and the potential use of these learned skills.
Crash Course was delivered by Sandra Fruebing, Huishu Jia, Zhenhan Hao, Matt House, Yuki Uebo and Dionysia Mylonaki.
Appearances: Digital Futures at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Thanks to Giulia Garbin for her help.