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Exploring HOMAGO within an Open Studio setting

The Homago guidebook was developed to help facilitate and inspire organizations, schools and institutions to provide informal learning spaces for teens.

The Homago Guidebook began as an opportunity to learn about Homago as a theory and gain insight  from practitioners who are interested in informal learning and collaborative making practices. Yollocalli explored Homago practices  through the creation of the Yollocalli Arts Reach Teaching Artist Residency program, an innovative model of youth programming that combines the Hive principles and practices along with the mission and vision of Yollocalli Arts Reach.  With the help of other innovative youth program organizations (DYN, Walker Art Center, etc.) an internal Yollocalli model was created along with a general “how to guide” for other Hive members and non members to use as a reference for the creation/restructuring of their youth programs.

Lead Organization:
Yollocalli Arts Reach, of the National Museum of Mexican Art

Partner Organizations:
Nicole Marroquin , New Urban Arts , You Media Chicago

Project Goal:
This guidebook is meant to help you understand:
HOMAGO theory;
Open Studio practices;

By then end you should be able to:
Implement homago within your individual and/or organizational practice;
See your current programming through a youth lens;

We found that in order to create an authentic HOMAGO Open Studio that fostered collaboration and experimentation amongst youth and adults the curriculum has to be implicit. In the context of informal learning spaces our guidebook can help facilitate a safe and practical approach to implementing HOMAGO across all youth programming without the need of a designated 'HOMAGO space.'

Project Tags:
Legacy Projects

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