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Title:Autoconstruccíon as a modality for life and pedagogy: Learning to self-construct through family narratives
Author(s):De Leon, Alicia O
Advisor(s):Lucero, Jorge
Department / Program:Art & Design
Discipline:Art Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.A.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):autoconstruccion
convivio
platicas, identity formation
self-construction
family
narratives
counter-narrative
story telling
Abstract:In this paper, I explore my family’s history to identify patterns of self-construction, or autoconstrucción. Through years of convivios and pláticas, I have collected stories that connect our family’s vulnerabilities to a larger narrative that paints life as messy and de-skilled. By thinking through Abraham Cruzvillegas’s (2013) concept of autoconstrucción as a modality for life, I tease out the ways in which their improvisational approach to living uncovers permissions for my own identity formation. This in turn inspires questions for pedagogical possibilities for art-making and teaching postures.
Issue Date:2021-04-29
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/110752
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Alicia De Leon
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-17
Date Deposited:2021-05


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