Charm Schools

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.

2 Replies to “Charm Schools”

  1. ach, the good old zeitgeist….i have been researching the development of a retreat/workshop concept based in the notion of the contemporary amulet/charm [intended, as it happens, for the year 2012]…was idly wandering the net trawling for fishlets in the field when i found this page
    perhaps we are singing from similar songsheets….

  2. I’m sure you would do something interesting with this idea, India. I’m curious to learn about your approach. Where will the workshop be? Perhaps it would be associated with this project in some way.

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