The most important part about tomorrow is not the technology or the automation, but that man is
going to come into entirely new relationships with his fellow men. He will retain much more in his
everyday life of what we term the naïveté and idealism of the child. I think the way to see what
tomorrow is going to look like is just to look at our children.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Six years ago I donated eight eggs. I thought of it as little more than a complicated blood donation,
until I began working with six year olds. They taught me that there is no difference between the
real and the imaginary and I found their message to be very valuable for my art practice.
Consumed by the thought of being a biological mother to octuplets, I began a deep investigation
into the needs of children. What must they know in order to survive in a dystopic world at the end
of days? After acquiring practical survival skills myself, I am creating lessons to share them with
the children. Instructional activities from seasonal foraging to navigating by the stars, take form in
games, role-plays, crafts and more. These serve as a foundation to impart larger life lessons—
what makes this world worth surviving? And how do I teach that?