|The late August mantra of students the world over.|
Ah yes, the new term is almost upon us. Even the weather seems to be signalling the transition to fall. And secretly I know many of you are actually quite excited about the prospects of a fresh new year. I know, I know... many more of you will not really be in the head space of a new term until after the Labour Day long weekend, but I thought I would reemerge from my own self-imposed blogging hiatus to begin the transition into the reality of the 2012-2013 academic year. Over the next week, I will begin a series of posts that will catch up with some of what I was up to this summer, along with some topics students have requested I write about ahead of the new term. I am also happy to start up the weekly Twitter round-up again that so many of you seem to enjoy-- I had more than a few emails asking what had happened to them (and from people I know actually dislike Twitter!). While I wait along with you for school to begin, here is a quick snapshot of some of the posts I am working on for the coming weeks:
- An overview of the best of Documenta and many highlights from the Paris Field School's visit to Kassel (we could have stayed another week!)
- An academic survival kit for the first few weeks of class-- you will certainly be needing one with all of the information being thrown your way in a new term of classes.
- A post related to the anxiety inducing topic: "So Your Thinking About Grad School?" and a no-holds barred response that I often give to those who ask me my advice on the matter.
- A post highlighting some of the cultural events, festivals, exhibitions coming our way this fall.
- Catching up with some of the controversies that erupted in the art world over the summer.
- Information about the new field school planned through Kwantlen Polytechnic University for New York and the Venice Biennale in Summer 2013 (start planning early!)
- An overview and tour of the revamped blog and where to find the stuff you are looking for if you are either registered in one of my classes and/or looking for past resources.