2017: Scale


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In/Out: A Summer Symposium on Scales, Impact and Inclusion in Socially-Engaged Art

July 21-22, 2017

Broadening impact by “scaling up,” or deciding when to “scale down” to find
focus and intimacy–these concepts are discussed in nearly every side conversation
and Q&A dialogue heard about practicing and educating towards socially-
engaged art in recent years, yet they have not been foregrounded as the
primary concern for a gathering. The goal of this gathering has been to change
that. In 2017, through a combination of panel discussions and site visits, participants
and audiences alike will explore the role that questions of scale have on the
ability of socially-engaged art practice to impact communities. This will build
on the success of our first two summer symposia, which took a similar thematic
approach to “Ethics” (2016) and “Time” (2015) and explored it through a
variety of practices and concerns.

Friday, July 21 – Noon-6:30pm  – at Taller Puertorriqueño 

  • 12 noon – 1:00 Arrival & Lunch (provided by Café at Taller)
  • 1:00 – 1:15 Welcome by Daniel and Paul
  • 1:15 – 1:30 Depart for site visits
  • 1:30 – 4:00 Site Visits
  • Alternating 1 hour sessions with Taller Puertorriqueño (Tour and Conversation with Rafael Damast) and MAP’s Restorative Justice Voices reflection (Inside Taller) featuring Russell Craig, Jesse Krimes, and Dawan Williams
  • Extended Session: MAP Kensington Storefront featuring Parris Stancell and Al Tull + Neighborhood Walk (Offsite At Hub) (1:30-2pm Walk // 2-3:15pm Workshop // 3:15-3:45pm Walk Back)
  • 4:00 – 4:15 = Water Break
  • 4:15 – 5:15 = Keynote – Roberto Bedoya,  Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Oakland
  • 5:15 – 6:30 = Reception with Happy Hour Refreshments

Saturday, July 22 – 9am-6pm – at Moore College of Art & Design (1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19103)

  • 9-10am Breakfast
  • 10:15am Welcome
  • 10:30am Keynote: Beka Economopoulos (Not an Alternative) on The Natural History Museum
  • 12pm – 1pm Lunch
  • 1pm-230pm The Long Haul:  Students in Dialogue with Community Arts Organizations in operation for more than 25 Years across Philadelphia: Asian Arts Initiative (Dave Kyu), Village of Arts & Humanities (Aviva Kapust), Painted Bride (Laurel Raczka), and Fleisher Art Memorial (Elizabeth Grimaldi and Magda Martinez). (Student organizers include Candice Smith, Huewayne Watson, Phoebe Durst and Sarah Chavez and is coordinated by faculty member Jess Garz)
  • 2:30-3pm Coffee
  • 3-4pm Funders Panel: Leeway (Denise Brown), Stockton Rush Bartol (Beth Feldman Brandt), Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (Laura Koloski). Moderated by Germaine Ingram.
  • 4-5pm Closing Response – Scales, Impact and Inclusion: Patti Phillips & Jane Golden
  • 5-6pm Closing Reception

For additional documentation see this post on Mural Arts blog.