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.
IN/OUT SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
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.