Jul 31, 2015 | 12:00pm–6:00pm EDT Past Event

In/Out: Time, Pacing, and Perspective in Socially-Engaged Art

  • location 1916 Race Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • cost

    Only $25 for Both Days and Includes Receptions, ​plus Lunch on Friday/Saturday & Breakfast on Saturday Friday, July 31, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm: One Day Price: $10 Saturday, August 1, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm: One Day Price: $15 Free for Moore Faculty and Students To inquire about attending on scholarship

First in a series of annual symposia exploring projects and creative thinking, both indoors and on site.

Presented by the Mural Arts Philadelphia and Moore College of Art & Design’s Graduate Social & Studio Practice program

Friday, July 31 & August 1, 2015

During this intensive, two day-long symposium, you will:

  • Hear engaging keynotes by MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe, Founder of Project Row Houses, and Walidah Imarisha, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements
  • Embark on a trolley tour of Philadelphia with visits to Neighborhood Time Exchange and the Village of Arts and Humanities
  • Observe thought-filled panels, including presentations by: Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, featuring Dorothy Burge, Darrell Cannon, Alice Kim and Sarah Ross; and IMI Corona (Immigrant Movement International, Corona)featuring Daisy Patricia Chabla, Viviana Peralta, Dana Yessenia Mendoza, Christian Guiñanzaca, Veronica Ramirez and Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz.
  • Enjoy social gatherings with other artists, activists and other like-minded practioners during receptions at Asian Arts Initiative and other locations
  • And “The Long Now” will include a panel of several groups from Philadelphia that have been developing their community based art over substantial periods of time, with participants including Denise Brown from the Leeway Foundation, Bread & Roses, Scribe; Gretjen Clausing from PhillyCAM; Helen Haynes, chief cultural officer for the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, City of Philadelphia; Aaron Levy from Slought; and Shira Walinsky from Southeast by Southeast, along with others.

The symposium will focus on selected case studies from local, national, and international contexts that highlight socially-engaged art from multiple vantage points. Special attention will be given to the subject of time commitment as a medium that ties the diverse range of complex case studies together. The symposium is a part of Mural Arts’ muraLAB program.


Support for In/Out has been provided by the Ford Foundation.



SOLD OUT: Friday, July 31

  • 12pm: Welcome Remarks and Lunchtime Keynote Address by Rick Lowe at Moore College of Art & Design (1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1:30pm-5pm: Site Visits to Neighborhood Time Exchange and Village of Arts & Humanities (Afternoon Trolley Transportation Provided for through registration)
  • 5pm-8pm: Final Trolley Stop: In/Out Party at Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA)

Please note: Trolleys leave from Moore College of Art & Design and culminate at Asian Arts Initiative

Saturday, August 1

Full program on Saturday to be held at Moore College of Art & Design (1916 Race St.)
A limited number of tickets are still available for this program.

  • 9:00am-9:45am: Breakfast and Opening Remarks
  • 9:45am: Saturday Keynote Address by Walidah Imarisha
  • 11:00am-12:30pm: Panel #1 – Immigrant Movement International, Corona
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00pm: Panel #2: Chicago Torture Justice Memorials
  • 3:30-5:00pm: Closing Panel – The Long Now: A Philadelphia Roundtable with Denise Brown (Leeway, Bread & Roses, and Scribe), Gretjen Clausing (PhillyCAM), Helen Haynes (Chief Cultural Officer – Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, City of Philadelphia), Aaron Levy (Slought), Selina Morales (Philadelphia Folklore Project), and Shira Walinsky (Mural Arts Philadelphia and Southeast by Southeast).

A short reception will follow the program at Moore.

RSVP: paul.farber@muralarts.org