We express our knowledge with different types of languages (plastic, oral, mathematic or musical for example).And in that expression of each individual occurs the exchange with the rest.
Example: if I express my knowledge with a Graffiti, each person who sees it will be interpreting part of the thought I wanted to show, and at the same time that other person will be reinterpreting it with the nuances of their own mental map (mind map equal to the set of thoughts, emotions, experiences and experiences of each person, understanding each human being as a unique individual).
Once there is this exchange of interpretations of real reality (=to knowledge) that is when a change occurs in our own mental map, and that is how we acquire new knowledge.
And through this work of art I have tried to interpret that, that not everyone has the same point of view of the things but at the same time we can all understand each other and share our ideas with others
by Maria Vinuesa (Author of the work)
1st Diploma Philosophy students have been asked to express their experience of doing Philosophy through artistic creations. Some have written songs, others have painted on canvas.
In class, students have shown their artistic creations, explaining how those expressed their understanding of Philosophy. That lead to a thought-provoking debate on the nature of Philosophy as a discipline, finding similarities and differences with other disciplines they are studying as part of their Diploma Programme.
Through those paintings, Maria Vinuesa has beautifully expressed the dialogical nature of Philosophy and how we enrich our own thinking through truly sharing it with others. That is Philosophy at its best.
Such an activity is part of the Philosophy High Level Extension «Exploring philosophical activity«, and it has clear links to both TOK (students reflected on their learning experience and developed metacognition skills) and CAS (students expressed their experience using their creative skills).
Those artistic creations will be displayed in the Philosophy classroom, so it becomes a Museum that contains what Philosophy means for our students.
By Mr. Ignasi Llobera (Teacher)