The possibility of…seeing every space as a canvas.
The Spatialosophy™ journey has been rooted in the pursuit of possibilities. That word itself—possibilities—is what brought this project into existence.
I see possibilities in every classroom or designated learning space I enter. The adventure is following where those possibilities lead. Every setting is different. But setting is everything. I believe that every setting can be enhanced and improved with the proper support.
Whether looking through the lens of an educator or a designer, I see every space as a canvas—an emotional, functional canvas where human interactions and activities provide brushstrokes of color. Thinking from this perspective, educators must be intentional when designing the canvas of learning spaces. We are all co-designers in the spaces we inhabit.Using insight gleaned from years of practitioner research and application, I created Spatialosophy™ as a resource for those in the Education field; a way for educators to empower themselves and enhance the experiences of their students. These resources are a blueprint for envisioning and creating possibilities for dynamic learning communities where students and educators thrive.
Learning spaces should: cultivate social-emotional competencies; promote equity & inclusion; and, spark intellectual engagement. Spatialosophy™ is essential to achieving this.
—Devan Blackwell, M.A.