A Praxis of Currere and Contemplative Inquiry in an Externalizing Space of Dialogic Encounter
Keywords:curriculum theory, currere, autobiography, race, anti-racism, racial imaginary, reverie, art, hard history
Two members of a thriving three-person writing group about race discuss their experiences in what has become a vibrant, generative space of dialogic encounter. They elaborate on the ways they brought work to this space of intersubjective investigation in the spirit of Rankine et al.’s (2016) Racial Imaginary project. Within this supportive group, each writer has been empowered to make gestures, entreaties, and demands of currere from their respective subjective and theoretical positions, such as critical race and geography, psychoanalysis, curriculum, decolonialism, subalternity, and Buddhism. The authors also elaborate individually on the curricular possibilities of externalized and radical subjectivities by stepping through their own writing and aesthetic projects, one primarily using autobiography as a foregrounded strategy and the other exploring a praxis of reverie, art, and hard history.