I step outside the ed tech echo chamber and wander around Philadelphia with Javi the Hippie. We stop at random locations, breathing in the art, letting it cleanse us from the buzzing white noise of a techno-conference. Some cities keep their art in air-conditioned cages. Philly explodes with murals, transforming the very structure that separates us into a shared artistic experience.
Want to reform schools? Take a lesson from Philadelphia. Release the art from the cages. Allow creativity to redefine our spaces.