I'm in Hong Kong for 3 days for IB Visual Arts Teacher Training. The keynote speaker was Kasey Wong, a Hong Kong Artist that is doing some fantastic, creative work, especially exploring "mobile architecture," politics, and the role of the artist. One of my favorite things he said was that engineers will look his work and criticize it, saying that isn't doesn't apply to everyone and it doesn't solve the problems. Wong says, "Art doesn't solve problems. It brings out the problems and lets you feel the gravity."
In the Visual Arts Category 3 Workshop that I'm attending, our focus will be on Assessment, Emerging Media, clarifying questions and sharing resources.