How We Learn was initiated in 2013 at Belfast Exposed in Northern Ireland as a project exploring and pushing the possibilities for photography within school structure as a way to engage pupils in artistic practice.
Artist Marysa Dowling travelled with the project to Mexico where she run a series of photographic workshops with students and artists from Metropolitan Autonomous University, Lerma; Centro Multimedia/Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City; Iberoamerican University and UPAEP University, Puebla; Municipal Art Institute (IMACP) Puebla; MUPO - Museo de los pintores Oaxaqueños and CFMAB - Centro Fotográfico Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca; and MARCO - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey in Nuevo León.
The artist and the workshop participants used drawing, performance and photography to explore how we use our hands in daily activities and exchanges, to interact and communicate. Capturing only the simplest actions and gestures, the participants were encouraged to test the idea whether rules and limitations can propel creativity.
If you would like to contribute or develop artwork related to this theme, sign in to BP Art Exchange, join the How We Learn group and upload your images.