OlioHouse Scenius Summit | The Chance Weekend

None at OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Sat, Mar 30 at noon   |   90 minutes

What might a weekend look like without any central figure directing us and rather, a collective of our members taking turns guiding our time? This will also be the official launch of our first publication. Everyone gets a copy!

Scenius member, Bianca Winter, recently finished a residency at OlioHouse in which she created and curated our library now known as the apiary. The apiary is inspired partly by the concept of chance. The chance encounter of finding the very book you didn't even know you needed while perusing a random bookshelf, for example. We'll celebrate the magic of 'Chance' with a weekend where participants can lead a short activity related to the theme of chance (take it any way you'd like). Come with an open heart and mind, come to see what may be. OlioHouse is open to chance makers and risk takers... Come craft a moment of uncertainty, sharing the chance encounters and processes that have helped you make work and make sense of the world!

Book Launch

This will also be the official launch of our first publication. An essay on the relationship we have with our book collections, read and unread. It was written by Bianca Winter and printed by Dylan Smith, both scenius members who have done residencies at OlioHouse. They will speak about their experiences and Bianca will do a reading. We made a limited run of 25 and everyone in attendance will get a copy of the publication.

No Professor Weekend

What might a weekend look like without any central figure directing us and rather, a collective of our members taking turns guiding our time? We know that creativity abounds in the Scenius and this weekend will allow us to showcase our favorite creative pastimes, teach and learn with each other, and practice the power of community.

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Once you sign up, you'll be offered the opportunity to sign up for a 30 min slot for whatever you'd like to share. No pressure if you'd rather just hang and take it all in!
Teacher: No Professor Weekend
Venue: OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY
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What is Think Olio?


Think Olio is here to put the liberation back into the liberal arts.

Classically, the liberal arts, were the education considered essential for a free person to take an active part in civic life. To counter a humanities that has been institutionalized and dehumanized we infuse critical thinking, openness, playfulness, and compassion into our learning experience.

Read more about our mission, our story, and how we are doing this.

Scenius Membership

If Friday night lectures, museum field trips, and living room salons sound like your kind of thing, then you've found your people. We can't wait to welcome you to the Think Olio Scenius. More info


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Olio: A miscellaneous collection of art and literature.