Artists, curators, scholars, and art facilitators recognize that cultural initiatives must respond with more agility and alacrity to the realities of inequity, in all of its forms. How those responses are effectively enacted is a more complex set of questions. This conference will focus on the political potentials of care and compassion as practiced in the arts. Participants will reflect on the differences between hearing and actively listening, and between speaking with and speaking to, in a variety of art-centered exchanges.

How can we amplify inclusive, polyphonic narratives based on lived experiences, instead of the perceived authority of academic or fine arts expertise? How might art workers conceive of their role as facilitation for collaborations and conversations about justice taking place outside cultural institutions? Over two online sessions, we will explore creative, curatorial and activist projects focused on toppling hierarchies, empowering BIPOC voices, reimagining history, and centering the voices of historically marginalized authors and creators.  Hear more about cultural initiatives locally and internationally—making change now.

This event is being presented virtually via Zoom.

Registration for Friday, 10/22
Registration for Saturday, 10/23
Please note: there are separate registration links for each day of the conference.

This event is sponsored by the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program.

 

Artists, curators, scholars, and art facilitators recognize that cultural initiatives must respond with more agility and alacrity to the realities of inequity, in all of its forms. How those responses are effectively enacted is a more complex set of questions. This conference will focus on the political potentials of care and compassion as practiced in the arts. Participants will reflect on the differences between hearing and actively listening, and between speaking with and speaking to, in a variety of art-centered exchanges.

How can we amplify inclusive, polyphonic narratives based on lived experiences, instead of the perceived authority of academic or fine arts expertise? How might art workers conceive of their role as facilitation for collaborations and conversations about justice taking place outside cultural institutions? Over two online sessions, we will explore creative, curatorial and activist projects focused on toppling hierarchies, empowering BIPOC voices, reimagining history, and centering the voices of historically marginalized authors and creators.  Hear more about cultural initiatives locally and internationally—making change now.

This event is being presented virtually via Zoom.

Registration for Friday, 10/22
Registration for Saturday, 10/23
Please note: there are separate registration links for each day of the conference.

This event is sponsored by the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program.

 

A young watchman at Providence’s Prison made a resolution to keep a daily diary in 1867. He recorded his work with the men and women incarcerated there; but, unlike today, the watchmen lived in the prison as well. What can we learn about Rhode Island history from his words? Dr. Grefe will explore the ways records and documents can illuminate how working-class Providence looked and felt in the 19th century.