Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Year after year, we place more value on efficiency and productivity; underestimating smaller gestures of craft, care and wonder. This emphasis directly affects the tools and structures that determine how, and what, we make.
Making time is a practice that counters the urgency of now by unearthing approaches to break down, reimagine, and remake existing systems. Through personal reflection and experimental collaboration, it acts as a series of ever-evolving invitations—openings and pauses for others to begin to radically invert expectations; to wander; to grow artifacts; to write letters to the birds; to multiply oceans; to extend connections; to plant proposals; to create ecosystems; where weeds flourish; where poetry is unearthed; where streams merge; where clocks walk with the wind; where small is all.
Amongst these explorations, new pathways emerge—processes that demonstrate alternate ways to create and redefine what we consider precious time.
Fumerton-Liu, Lian, "Making time: Gentle invitations for radical slowness" (2023). Masters Theses. 1083.
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