This Newsletter announces IDSVA’s historic accomplishment of gaining candidacy status for accreditation from The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The students of IDSVA would like to congratulate and thank EVERYONE who helped to make this feat possible, especially, George Smith, Seth Kim-Cohen, and Denise Carvalho. In particular, we would like to thank and acknowledge the work and generosity of Amy Curtis, who is not only the organizing power behind IDSVA, but also an inspiration to us all in her incredible ability to put philosophy into practice!Read More
Join our newsletter to say up to date with what we're doing! In our Spring 2011 newsletter we discuss the following; IDSVA Wins Candidacy Status, European Residency 2010 and much more!
On December 1, 2010, the Board of Trustees of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges voted to grant IDSVA candidacy status for accreditation.Read More
I began my research with the conviction that art presents the nature of our Being either as a lived and shared contemporary moment or an imagined past/future. I reasoned that the most ubiquitous modality of Being is to “be” in and through a body. Being is experienced through the organs of sensation, and through the nebulous and problematic matrices we variously call mind, consciousness, spirit, or soul. Any term identifying the mental nature of Being carries with it a legacy of thought, belief and, hypothetically, traces of that legacy should be discernable in images of the body. TRead More
After dinner, in early June, a graceless sow made a bed in a field in the Italian countryside. Absolutely determined, she ripped mouthfuls of grass and toddled back over to a makeshift shed, dropping the grass into something of a pile. This ritual occupied her for the evening. She was making a bed for her newborn piglets, who still seemed a bit at odds with this world, which was quite new to them. A group of IDSVA students and faculty watched this scene completely transfixed.Read More