#LiveWisdom - Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Otterbein University

In December 2015, Rond joined Otterbein University students as part of an effort by the Otterbein’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and Art Department to create a collaborative art exhibition. Rond delivered a campus lecture on street art and gender politics and led two visioning sessions with the students who participated in the community intervention.

From the Otterbein University website:

The installation, #livewisdom, asks people to answer one simple question: what is the most important thing that life has taught you? Their answers, written on paper tags, will be combined to create the installation. 

The purpose of the project is to enlarge our understanding of what constitutes wisdom and who is allowed to have it. Students sought out the voices of persons who are not normally believed to be wise or in a position to share valuable insights—for instance children and adolescents, queer and transgender people, people of color, people who have few resources and little wealth, and stay-at-home mothers.

Through the social action of installing the exhibit, Rond and the students will try to democratize the conception of wisdom—what counts as wisdom, who gets to express or articulate it, and how do we access wisdom?