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episode 114: A walk across the history of knowledge
Last week, our teacher Begoña Barrado suggested a visit to the MUVIM (Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad) as a class activity. She wanted us to experience the exhibition of “The adventure of thought” which has been surprising groups of people ever since its inauguration almost five years ago, and, needless to say, our case was no exception to this rule.
A lot of work had been put into making this learning experience worthwhile for visitors. Three different characters, who symbolised the period in which we found ourselves at each stage of the tour, guided us through a maze-like structure across which the history of western thought was explained. This task was completed through the use of acting, images, music, lighting, didactic screens and many other resources which would take much more than a blog entry to list.
In less than two hours, we were able to time travel from the Middle Ages to the postmodern era passing through the Scientific Revolution of the Modern Age, the Age of Enlightenment, and all the events leading up to the Contemporary Age. Without even noticing it, we were being injected tons of information about the development of society as we know it and experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions while submerged in scenes which recreated the cultural milestones of our history.
We all expected to leave the MUVIM exhibition having learnt about (and even become!) some of the most notable discoveries made by humans. However, we were also provided with the perfect proof of the fact that encouraging young people’s interest for history and philosophy takes nothing but a touch of creativity, and, a bit like that of the Earth revolving around the Sun, this is a discovery that is yet to be accepted by the majority of those in charge.
Margarita de Mingo. Alumna del Grado en TCI
Fuente: Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad