Coming Oct. 5-7: "Visualizing Resistance: Examining the Social Functions of Art and Design"
I was delighted to be asked to participate in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2017 graduate symposium.
From the promotional materials for the event, "Visualizing Resistance: Examining the Social Functions of Art and Design”:
Gathering together a diverse group of interdisciplinary scholars, artists, activists, and educators, this symposium explores the past and present trajectories of activist/community/political/socially-engaged art and design practice. Over the course of this three-day event we will engage with critical debates both in and beyond the world of art and design.
The MFA in Collaborative Design is thrilled to welcome Chris Phillips, the founder of Socrates Cafe, as our special guest for the Symposium. Chris will moderate panels on the topics of "Disrupting Design Complacency" (Friday at 5pm) and "The Social Function of Art and Design: Visualizing Resistance and Building the New" (Saturday at 2:30pm).
Yours truly will take part in both Friday's (Oct. 6) panel and then Saturday afternoon's (Oct. 7) roundtable discussion, “The Social Function of Art and Design: Visualizing Resistance and Building the New.” The event, along with the rest of the weekend's timely, multidisciplinary schedule, is free and open to the public, and hosted at PNCA (511 NW Broadway in Portland, Ore.).
Click here for a complete schedule and to RSVP. See you there.
Update: If you'd like to check out Saturday's YouTube stream, here it is. The discussion I was privileged to be a part of starts around 4:40.