2016: Ethics

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In/Out: Ethics, Attention and Intention in Socially-Engaged Art

July 22-24, 2016

Presented by Moore’s Graduate Social & Studio Practices department in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, this three-day event highlights local and national practitioners concerned with facilitating deeper engagement in places and people through artistic, civic, and social justice projects. As the second annual gathering of In/Out, our 2016 theme focuses on practices of ethics, attention, and intention in socially-engaged art and will be held at Moore College of Art & Design and throughout the city of Philadelphia. Through In/Out, we seek to pursue case studies and conversations on creative civic engagement, foster crucial dialogue through panels and site visits, engage students as critical participants, and build cohorts of thinkers across years of this symposium. Support for In/Out 2016 was provided by the Ford Foundation, the Hemera Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

12:00 pm Stewart Auditorium at Moore College of Art & Design

  • Welcome Remarks by Jane Golden (Executive Director, Mural Arts Program)
    Opening Keynote Address by Risë Wilson,
    Keynote Introduction by Huewayne Watson (MFA ’18) and Carrie Breschi (MA ’17)

1:00–2:00 pm Lunch in Moore Dining Commons

2:00–5:30pm Site Visits: Streets, Parks and Storefronts
Visits to Southeast by Southeast, Southwest Roots: Bartram’s Garden and Mural
Arts, and West Philadelphia with Philadelphia LISC (including Spiral Q, Tiny WPA,
and PEC CDC). Note: Attendees Select One Site to Visit for the Entire Afternoon;
Transportation Provided

6:30–8:30 pm In/Out Reception at Eastern State Penitentiary
Final Trolley Stop: Please note that trolleys leave from Moore College and do a final
drop-off at Eastern State Penitentiary
Program begins at 7pm and will include: Dinner and drinks, performance by Pablo
Helguera, and publication releases for Art and the Public Sphere edited by Jonathan
Wallis and Social Practice That Is Race by Dan S. Wang and Anthony Romero


Full Program on Saturday to be held at Moore College of Art & Design in Stewart
Auditorium and the Galleries at Moore

9:00–9:45 am Breakfast in Widener Atrium Gallery

9:45 am Welcome Remarks by Patricia Phillips (Dean, Moore College of
Art & Design) and Saturday Keynote Address by Michael Rakowitz. Introduction by
Phoebe Durst (MFA ’18)

11:00am Panel: A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends
Salamishah Tillet, Scheherazade Tillet, Marline Johnson, Asia Willis, and Danielle
Nolan. Introction by Preeti Pathak (MFA ’18)

12:30–1:30 pm Lunch in Moore Dining Commons
Lunch will include an optional ethical experience and discussion facilitated by
Moore graduate students from Professor Jonathan Wallis’s “Ethical Issues in
Community Interventions” course at Moore led by Veronica Scarpellino, Debbie
Gibson, Rachel Wallis, Sara Pottenger, and Candice Smith.

1:30–1:45 pm In/Out Film & Video Program: Best In Show
Introduction by Debbie Gibson (MA ’16)

1:45 pm Panel: “Familias Separadas” Project
Michelle Angela Ortiz (Artist), Erika Almiron (Executive Director of Juntos), and
Cruz Romero (Juntos Community Member). Introduction by Sarah Chavez
(MFA ’18)
Simultaneous Interpretation and Translation Provided by Babel Box

3:15–3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30–5:00 pm Closing Panel: Engagement Curators
Featuring Sean Kelley (Eastern State Penitentiary), Louise Martorano (RedLine),
Lucía Sanromán (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), and Nato Thompson
(Creative Time), moderated by Maori Holmes (Institute for Contemporary Art
Philadelphia). Introduction by Jacqueline Lang (MA ’17)

5:00–7:00 pm Reception and Video Program
Reception in the Wilson Lobby and the In/Out Film & Video full program in
Stewart Auditorium
During the reception, enjoy the work of Moore MFA/MA Thesis Exhibit
Participants Debbie Gibson, Rachel Wallis, Alex Conner, and Omenihu Amachi.


Brunch, Site Visit, and Panel at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

9:15 am Carpool/Van Ride from Moore (Meet outside of the Lobby)

10:00 am Arrival – Breakfast and Gallery Viewing
Viewing of Bryophilia, Marion Wilson’s exhibition at the Schuylkill Center, and
speak with her about the work over breakfast

11:00 am Panel discussion with Marion Wilson, Robin Wall Kimmerer,
and Jane Ursula Harris, moderated by Patricia Phillips.

12:15pm Site walk with Keith Bowman (Bryologist)

1:00 pm Conclude and depart

For additional video documentation and the program booklet click here.