Making New Ideas | Jeff Redman

Our second January series here on ALT/space was inspired by an interesting confluence of December submissions from our contributors. Completely independent of each other, four of our writers sent in a story relating a can’t, not, or aren’t in relation to art making. This is truly the beauty of ALT/space for me — how our […]

When Art Meets Life | Jeff Redman

Back in February, I was part of a unique experiment in collaboration with the students in my drama class.  Partnering with the eighth grade humanities classes, under the direction of their teacher, Fady Tabbara, we attempted to create an original theater piece that dealt with the heavy subject of Modern Day Slavery. Fady and I […]

Making Sense of Modern Day Slavery through Theater | Jeff Redman

It all began with a simple exercise with my 8th graders in drama class: take what you have learned about modern day slavery in your Humanities class and create a three-person tableau to represent one image from your research.  I gave them each about a minute and a half to come up with something. “Don’t […]

What If? Making Way For Collaboration | Jeff Redman

Has slavery ended? That was the opening question for the most recent unit of inquiry in the middle school Humanities department at my school, the American International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over lunch one day I had a conversation with the grade eight humanities teacher about his Modern Day Slavery unit.  It was a topic […]