I did the free writing exercise after I had spent a lot of time mapping, thinking and rethinking one of my initial ideas – How to build trust/ lessen apprehension in the community related to public art/ design for social change projects. I don’t think I came up with anything new with the free writing exercise. I think I repeated the same ideas and concepts I had on my map. Maybe I could do the exercise again after I do some more research and get new information about the topic, and definitely before I map it. I think mapping the information made me rationalize the process and compartmentalize every bit of information. I could not loosen up after that to write freely and allow for new ideas to come up.
Here is my free writing. I decided to write instead of type to “free” myself, but it did not help much. I will try it again. Please excuse my English.