One day in 2016 a French 22-year old student of international management, finance and sustainability wrote to me and explained that, as part of her studies as an exchange student at our local Lund University, she was obliged to create a blog on a theme quite apart from the core of her studies.
What a brilliant idea it was! She should, as part of her French university requirement, create a blog about a local artist and, thereby, get some insights into a world different from international economics.
I was reminded that about 30 years ago when I was the head of the university’s peace research institute there was something called ‘core curriculum,’ a kind of civic, cultural and philosophical intro to the later academic studies.
Those were the days! – when students did not study to just get an exam and a job in the ‘marketplace’ but received a general, diverse education for life.
Héloïse Dumont came around my studio and presented her task – and would I please be her ‘object’. I didn’t hesitate. She had a keen interest in art herself and the way she presented her blog idea were pleasantly challenging for me too.
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