In Class Critique Structure

In Class Critique Structure #

Each week, we will critique each other’s weeklies in a method that resembles Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process. This process is used to help us guide a critique while still keeping the maker’s ideas, goals, and values central to the evaluation of the work.

First, we will quickly share our projects to the whole class, next, we will break into breakout groups of roughly 4 students each.Each week one student from each group will be assigned as the “facilitator” and will be responsible for keeping time, guiding everyone through the critique process, and making sure the critique stays on task. This student will also take notes on ideas/themes that emerged from their critiques to share back to the whole class when we regroup. Instructors will travel between groups.

Within the small groups, students will each take a turn being the presenter.

The group will have 10 minutes to complete the following for each presenter:

  1. Presenter gives 1-2 minute description of what they did and came up with (share screens, show pictures!)
  2. All responders share what was meaningful, evocative or inspirational Presenter is allowed to ask for clarification.
  3. Presenter asks questions to the group
    • responders respond
    • presenter can ask for responders to elaborate as desired.
  4. Responders ask at least one “neutral question”
    • presenter chooses 0-2 neutral questions to respond to.
  5. Any extra time for suggestions and opinions.

When the breakout groups close, everyone will join the main lecture and the facilitators will share common themes, inspirations, and ideas that emerged from their conversation.