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Marie Kondo and Martin Buber Walk into a Bar…

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day 17 of the month, repeating until November 24, 2020

$40

Marie Kondo and Martin Buber Walk into a Bar…

1pm PST/4pm EST

Soraya Sarah Nazarian Program in Fine Arts

What do the Jewish philosopher and Japanese organizing guru have in common? A deep well of skepticism about the value of things in the larger framework of human relations.

In this two-part mini-course, we will explore how artists and spiritual thinkers in recent decades have studied “things,” from sacred ritual objects to sentimental tchotchkes to high-priced art.

During the pandemic, trapped in our homes with all of our stuff, many of us have begun to evaluate the relative value of our possessions. What, in the end, do we really need? What brings us joy, or is truly useful? What moves us forward, or holds us back?

Judaism and artistic practice can work together to offer answers, by giving us frameworks for evaluating and describing our physical environments. We will lean into Martin Buber’s I-Thou framework for interpersonal relations; the art of Helene Aylon; and Jewish rituals such as Tashlich and Genizah to inspire us.

A combination of teaching, conversation and writing prompts, this experience aims to help reimagine our material environment, engage it in dialogue (a la Marie Kondo), and perhaps create some physical and emotional room for what comes next.


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Details

Date:
November 17
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$40
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Website:
https://www.aju.edu/whizin-center-continuing-education/events/Marie-Kondo-and-Martin-Buber-Walk-into-a-Bar

Venue

Virtual