Family Day at the MCA, Chicago
Family Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Sat, Dec 8, 2018, 11 am–3 pm
Using the idea of Wayfinding and mapmaking as guides, Co-creators of Extended Practice will guide parents and their children in side-by-side map-making, using treasure maps as a fun and metaphorical guide. As children draw paths to their treasure boxes through challenging terrain, adults will identify and depict their own goals, as well as discover what obstacles get in the way of their goals. Parents will identify an unmet goal - their “treasure,” and will find creative ways to depict challenges or roadblocks preventing them from meeting that goal - are they “immovable like a mountain? Or dis-tractable, like a dragon?” All visitors can choose to work independently, as well as collaboratively, to come up with multiple creative solutions - “detours” - to move forward toward their goals. Emphasis will be placed on brainstorming/ planning multiple pathways around roadblocks - or even planning for multiple goals.