First of all, I want to thank everyone who has contributed so far to The Lecturers. Everyday we get closer to reach our goal. After talking with some friends and colleagues over the past weeks I wanted to add some thoughts to the initial project description.
As a series of commissioned online seminars, The Lecturers is intended to be produced and presented for that platform, so just to clarify, it is not a live seminar. We are initiating the series with four “presenters” that will be paid to each develop and present an online seminar. Think of it as a compressed version of a thematic class in some sort of a video form.
I understand that we are lacking some concrete examples of a final product, and that might cause some uneasiness to possible backers, but that is also the strength of the proposal. I know first hand the work of the first cycle of lecturers. I’ve seen them publicly speak before, we have exchanged ideas and I have worked with some of them in previous projects. I have total trust in what they will bring into the series, which is why they are the first lecturers. Based on that trust, I think we can have an open platform for a really focussed project, yet, at this level, its potential state it’s part of what makes it exciting. I am asking directly for the support of people that know their work, or even know them personally, or know my practice and how I work.
With the help of a local base we can start a project that could develop into a complex and interesting platform for intellectual exchange. Having the bilingual (English / Spanish) component will only add to it. You know, we are in California and I’m from Puerto Rico, this is simply how things are, right? The idea is to have first an English series, also accessible to a Spanish speaking audience. Then in the future, produce one in Spanish and conversely have it available in English.
We still have some extra days, let’s do it!