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Art and Culture

From The Margins

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The margin is the empty space that surrounds the text. The margin shapes and gives form to the text.
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The margin shows that the text has boundaries and limits in which it cannot go beyond.
Text becomes presented as definitive, not subject to change or alteration.

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But the margin is also an empty space that can be filled in.

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From the margins we highlight, comment, challenge, and ask questions.
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It is where mark it  our own handwriting, add color and give it style and expression.

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where we can go beyond the text and introduce new forms and visions.
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From the margins is where we insert ourselves into the text, transforming
something given to us into something personal and meaningful.

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From the margins is the vantage point from which we look at learning.
It is a view from outside the walls of the classroom or school building.
Outside the academic standard, pedagogy, and program.

We highlight the people who often work in the margins;
the thought leaders and educators
that are introducing new ways of thinking
and taking creative risks.

We think of youth who are being pushed to the margins;
who are feeling more and more alienated from their environments;
who are marginalized because of income, race, gender, or culture;
who have ways of learning that do not fit into the norm.

From the margins are the bits and pieces;
thoughts and ideas in process;
doodles of inspiration and insight.
which are not the text itself but
where inspiration for new text comes from.

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