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Revisiting Anxiety in These Interesting Times

It’s been a crazy few weeks for everyone as we have all had to learn what it looks like to live in a world with the coronavirus. For many of us, our jobs, home lives and social lives have been upended, and we have been forced to reorient while we socially distance and care for our friends and neighbors in new ways. For artists and designers, this has been difficult, but we don’t have to fear.

For the next few weeks, we are re-visiting our series on anxiety to remind ourselves and all our listeners that we don’t have to be afraid. Let’s do this people!

In today’s episode, we discuss our experiences and how they have shaped our views of the balance or integration of work and life. And don’t forget the anxiety of professional practice.

It’s a very big topic.

A common question from our students and listeners revolves around how to make sense of all the things that pull us in seemingly opposite directions while trying to forge a path forward as an artist or designer. In this first part of a much (much) larger discussion, we diagnose some of the main ways this question begins to circulate and also some of the practices that come along with the weight of trying to balance a million things at once.

It’s a very good conversation.

The whole gang is here: cringe-worthy experiences, intellectual banter, debunked lies, stretched metaphors and totally random non sequiturs. Everything you have come to expect. We also try out a new introduction to the show.

It’s not a very good introduction.