Charm Schools are part of a broader project Southern Charms which is a touring exhibition that will open at RMIT Gallery in February 2012. The workshops are intended to generate stories and ideas that will be documented in the exhibition.
These workshops are primarily intended to provide ways in which individuals can share hopes and fears with others using the traditions of the lucky charm. They include the following:
- A history of the lucky charm in various times and cultures
- An anatomy of the charm and how it works
- Reflection on those issues that we face as individuals but are not shared at a community level
- The design of simple objects that can be given to someone to offer luck in that particular situation
Beyond the workshop, there is a broader conversation about how we can make others feel lucky through online platforms.