Abandon what you think you know: It’s not easy to gradually let go of well developed expertise, we suggest that it’s best to abandon it all in one go. Disciplinary boundaries can only be collapsed when we stop holding onto disciplinary knowledge.
It starts when it starts and finishes when it finishes: We are not afraid to part with or transform ideas into something new. Poly-Technic projects are always “In-Process”.
Trust in the process: Trust yourself and trust in others, trust you will be surprised, trust you will be interested, trust in the future. Trust and belief depend on optimism; without which we are lost.
Meaning is negotiated: The author died in 1967, his children carry on trying to make sense of just about everything.
Conflict can be generative: Work hard to learn the difference between good conflict and bad conflict. But often its difficult to know the difference between the good and the bad until it’s too late.
Stuff comes from stuff: Trying, helping, working, making, talking – new ideas come from doing.
Make through thinking: The opposite of ‘stuff comes from stuff’, but its still active, its rigorous thinking
Be playful – improvise: Play games, play serious games – Nabeel Hamdi
Craft your practice: We could have said follow your line. The line is not to be broken, it is not marked on a short or long term strategic plan it flows from your feet and hands and entwines us with the world.
Feel your way: The artist’s business is to feel, although he may think a little sometimes… when he has nothing better to do. (John Ruskin)
Question everything: Through deep reflection.