|The Power of Vulnerability in Museums||
|Thursday, November 3, 2016||4:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
As museum technologists, change (almost revolution) is at the heart of our work. To bring change to our institutions, we must address vulnerability as the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and agency. However, we must also consider that vulnerability is the birthplace of shame, fear, and uncertainty - kryptonite for the typical museum worker. This paradox will be unpacked and explored to illuminate for participants the obstacles in their own work styles and organizational culture.
This session will explore vulnerability as essential to human connection in the context of the Human-Centered Museum. Questions will be derived from the work of Dr. Brene Brown, a vulnerability researcher that studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Her research posits that vulnerability is at the center of human connection.
This curated conversation is designed simultaneously to address vulnerability in museum work and to exercise vulnerability in real time. We have pre-selected participants whose work intrinsically leverages vulnerability. 3 slots will be vacant for impromptu participants. The flow of the session will be driven by time and chance, orchestrated by the moderator. Questions will be asked to the participants who will give timed-responses (10 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 10 minute group-discussion). Questions are delivered in 2 ways: 1) From the Moderator or 2) Picked from a basket, which contains written questions from the panel or the audience.
Examples of questions:
What is your biggest professional fear?
Pre-selected participants include:
|Type of Session|
OTHER: Curated Conversation
|Session Leader : Trish Oxford, Principal Technologist, Trish Oxford Media|
|Speaker : Sina Bahram, President, Prime Access Consulting|
|Speaker : Elissa Frankle, Digital Projects Coordinator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum|
|Speaker : Shayla Herndon-Edmunds, Director of Diversity Education, Wake Forest University|
|Speaker : Lesley Kadish, Fellow, Georgetown University|
|Speaker : NIkhil Trivedi, Senior Systems Analyst, A museum in Chicago|