Each week, I send my dear friend and colleague an original piece of artwork — a symbol of my solidarity and a reminder that her bravery and patience as her family battles to triumph over recent illnesses matters. This is one way that I commit to shining love and light on the people that have blessed my life, in times of struggle and in moments of happiness. ~ Dr. Pamela Roy
Dr. Roy is a scholar, visionary and creative leader, and artist who has a passion for youth education and enthusiasm for community-building at the local, national, and international levels.
Pamela is the Founder and Lead Consultant for the Consultancy for Global Higher Education. View her gallery: www.pamelaroy.net
AH: A friend of mine who’s a wonderful poet, Susan Stewart, said that hearing is how we touch at a distance. Isn’t that beautiful?
…But I think that’s also how, like, how I start projects is, in some ways, just to try to listen.
And what is the form of that listening for what something needs to become?
Or to find the question. Or, you know, listening is obviously a very specific thing in a conversation, but also as a practice, for me, because I respond to spaces, the first architecture maybe is the coat. But then the next one is this building around us. And, the felt quality of that already has all this, as you say, information in it. And so it’s like what is it that is here that maybe asks a question or that can be brought forward.
KT: You’re listening to the space…I also think listening is something we really have to practice, because our everyday spaces are not set up for listening.