We've got three Olios lined-up which may seem to have nothing in common (and maybe they don't) but hey, when we give our teachers a theme they tend to take it to some pretty far-out places and things seem to turn out pretty great.
Come join us at the Clinton Hill Mansion backyard for this day of immersive learning featuring:
The Myth of Money taught by Andres Bernal
When presenting new social services (medicaid, green new deal, and student debt cancellation), public officials are always asked to show dollar for dollar where the money would come from. The public conversation also centers around fears of deficits and national debt, but what do these words actually mean and what can our government actually do? In fact, what the heck is money? We'll look to Modern Monetary Theory to discuss the nature and origin of money, the purpose of taxes, and the issue of inflation.
Naughty Geography taught by Lauren Hudson
In its earliest form, the discipline of Geography perpetuated some dangerous social and spatial myths. Today, the work of many Geographers is to correct the past by disrupting three general myths about space: space as empty, space as limited, and space as inevitable. This Olio will trace how such tales about space circulate in our own lives, and how they're confronted.
A special Movement Workshop and performance from MICHIYAYA dance collective.
We'll have plenty of time to mingle throughout the day and then, of course, we'll end the night with an outdoor dance party
All of the programming will take place outdoors and there will be a cash bar on-site with a snack break to explore the great restaurants in the neighborhood.
Tickets are available at sliding scale pricing and any extra support you can give will go towards ramping back up our programming during this time.
We’ll be bringing on new teachers, new venues, and seeking out new opportunities to explore NYC + online through the Olio lens.