I wonder how you might take pleasure in this process of not-knowing or uncertainty, and how this might help the materials/work/project come into being? It’s not an end-game: the learning, challenges, processes, questions and ideas will (inevitably) continue beyond December. Tread lightly, but clearly (or directly).

Quasi-inspirational speech stops here.

productive uncertainty

Uncertainty Is an Uncomfortable Position. But Certainty Is an Absurd One.

– Voltaire

This quotation comes the French philosopher Voltaire, who understood that you can’t ever really know anything. While the unknown may cause you discomfort, if you’re so certain that you never question anything you’re bound to run into problems.


I wonder what anxieties or uncertainties you might be feeling that don’t seem productive or useful? How might you change this, or stay with the uncertainties longer?