SOCIAL PRACTICE AS PEDAGOGY (Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities & Imagining American Research Cluster)
Co-Directors: Jennifer Bergmark, PhD; Ruth-Nicole Brown, Phd; Jorge Lucero, PhD.
Tentative Calendar of Meetings:
9/20/18 Cluster Launch at Gender and Women's Studies 5pm
10/18/18 The unveiling of The Confessional by Angela Baldus at the SIPYARD
11/1/18 READ THE UNDERCOMMONS, discussion to be at TBD at 5pm
12/6/18 Special screenings with guest Associate Professor of New Media Ryan Griffis, 5pm (Location TBD)
late January or early February 2019 Date TBD: Field trip to see the Stockyard Institute's Retrospective at the DePaul Art Museum and Compound Yellow in Chicago and Oak Park, IL.
Late February 2019: Visiting Artist #1 lecture in conjunction with the Confessional.
Early March 2019: Visiting Artist #2 lecture in conjunction with the Confessional.
4/11/19 Cluster Closer: Small White Papers presented by Directors of the Research Cluster and Invited Guest.
Description of the project and its purpose:
The purpose of this research cluster is to consider the intersections of art as social practice with art education and art exhibition practices relating to the pedagogical impulse of social practice. These conversations will include the co-directors research in artistic practice as pedagogy, empowerment through creative practice, and art exhibition practices while incorporating current graduate student interests and projects engaging cross-disciplinary interests in social practice as community engagement. This group of faculty and graduate students will host regular meetings every three weeks, as well as one visit to the Chicago area to meet with artists that are engaging with social practice through their creative projects.