Hi Cole, Raising awareness is definitely a goal, but problem solving is the ultimate end goal, whether that takes place with me in class, or in ten years. In the beginning, the idea was more about presenting an opportunity to gain knowledge through an objective lens. However, since studying social entrepreneurship in grad school, I have expanded this approach to include the artist-as-social-innovator. My two worlds collided.
I have yet to integrate this next part, but I did create a plan for students to identify an issue and, as both an artist and social entrepreneur, devise a plan to creatively comment and help resolve the issue. I'd love to hear other thoughts though on how to expand this.