Idea Lab Conversation: Kyle Morrison

Idea Lab Conversation: Kyle Morrison
Wednesday, September 23 at 2 PM

Zoom registration:
zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMocu-qqjMiGNCzBWacSByuHNf0S1wFlzl7

How are creative practitioners and organizations managing current conditions? Join Kyle Morrison, VR developer and simulation engineer at Collins Aerospace for an informal conversation. Kyle was a Graduate Assistant in Interdisciplinary Arts Research at UGA and a master’s student in Theatre and Film Studies before joining Collins Aerospace. Free and open to the public via Zoom registration. 

Arts+STEM Graduate Workshops

Arts+STEM Graduate Workshops

Creativity, Collaboration, and Environmental Problem Framing

Are you a graduate student in an Arts or STEM discipline with an interest in environmental issues and interdisciplinary engagement? This workshop series is just for you!

If you are interested in participating in physically distanced and/or online workshops for Fall 2020, or future workshop offerings, please complete this brief survey: bit.ly/gradwrkshp

Workshops will feature creative activities including writing, collage, movement, and group problem-solving. Participants should be full-time graduate students.

All applicants to the Arts+STEM Workshop series are eligible and invited to participate in a National Science Foundation sponsored research study that will evaluate the workshop activities, and how they may contribute to creative inquiry and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Questions? Contact mark.callahan@uga.edu

Facilitators

Dr. Lizzie King is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Odum School of Ecology and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. She earned a BA from Reed College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. King conducts research in three main areas of sustainability science. One area focuses on challenges faced by livestock-herding societies in rural Africa, combining ecology and social science to gain a more holistic view of livelihood vulnerability. The second area is restoration ecology in Georgia, including barrier islands of Georgia’s coast and urban forests in Athens. Thirdly, she studies the value and practices of interdisciplinary and academic/non-academic partnerships in sustainability research.

Mark Callahan is the Artistic Director of Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA, and serves on the faculty of the Lamar Dodd School of Art. He is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, where he was a member of the European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. He currently serves on the editorial board of Ground Works, a new journal for arts research in partnership with the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru). Callahan has assisted many collaborative project teams at UGA and facilitated interdisciplinary workshops for a diversity of students and faculty interested in sustainability and environmental issues.

Both facilitators are CICR Affiliates and co-principal investigators of “Enhancing imaginative and collaborative STEM capacity through creative inquiry,” a three-year project supported by the National Science Foundation.

Background

This workshops series was developed by the UGA Center for Integrative Conservation Research in collaboration with Ideas for Creative Exploration. Based on student feedback and the success of a pilot program sponsored by the Graduate School, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the arts, humanities, and sciences designed activities to train students to think creatively, to collaborate across disciplines, and to work with people with different perspectives, knowledge, and values.

Further support comes from a three-year NSF Innovations in Graduate Education award to study the effectiveness of the workshops and to pilot and to generate the knowledge required to move these approaches into the broader community. If successful, widespread adoption of these methods will contribute to equipping graduates across the country with communication and collaboration skills and ultimately increase creative and innovative solutions to complex global environmental challenges.

Project team:

Nate Nibbelink (Center for Integrative Conservation Research /Forestry)

Lizzie King (Center for Integrative Conservation Research /Ecology /Forestry)

Mark Callahan (Ideas for Creative Exploration /Art)

Kathryn Roulston (Education)

Brian Haas (Psychology)

Chris Cuomo (Philosophy /Women’s Studies)

Laurie Fowler (Watershed UGA /Ecology)

Rebecca Gose (Dance)

Jenna Jambeck (Engineering)

Michael Marshall (Art)

Meredith Welch-Devine (Graduate School /Anthropology)

Reading Room: “Inside-out sustainability”

Reading Room: “Inside-out sustainability: the neglect of inner worlds”
By Christopher D. Ives, Rebecca Freeth, and Joern Fischer
Source:
nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1829258/inside-out-sustainability-the-neglect-of-inner-worlds

“Sustainability science must take inner life more seriously by considering how language shapes and is shaped by paradigms about the world, prioritising enquiry into how spirituality, contemplation and sustainability transformation relate, and encouraging scholars and practitioners to intentionally cultivate their inner worlds to strengthen inner resources necessary for addressing sustainability challenges.”

Idea Lab Conversation: Hilary Schroeder

Idea Lab Conversation: Hilary Schroeder
Friday, September 18 at 3 PM
Zoom registration:

zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldO-trzMsEtcRpyJhhAY61UoJRjSkouVI

How are creative practitioners and organizations managing current conditions? Join Hilary Schroeder of Asheville Art Museum for an informal conversation. Hilary was a Graduate Assistant in Interdisciplinary Arts Research at UGA and a master’s student in Art before joining Asheville Art Museum. Free and open to the public via Zoom registration.

Idea Lab Conversation: Ciyadh Wells

Idea Lab Conversation: Ciyadh Wells
Wednesday,September 9 at 2 PM
Zoom registration:

zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIscO-vrTIrGtGh_jjrnc0QxBXBhrOZCf7H

How are creative practitioners and organizations managing current conditions? Join Ciyadh Wells of Austin Classical Guitar for an informal conversation. Ciyadh was a Graduate Assistant in Interdisciplinary Arts Research at UGA and a doctoral student in Music before joining Austin Classical Guitar. Free and open to the public via Zoom registration.

Links

Personal Website / Blog: www.ciyadhwells.com/latest/
Margins Guitar Collective: marginsguitarcollective.com
Musically Cogitating Podcast: www.musicallycogitating.com

Nonprofit AF
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Lecture: Silas Munro

Lecture: Silas Munro
Wednesday, November 11 at 3 PM

Webinar: zoom.us/j/96553248097

W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

Silas Munro is a partner of Polymode, a bi-coastal design studio, an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and Advisor, Founding Faculty, and Chair Emeritus at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In the past year he emerged as one of the most exciting practitioners of community-engaged design and as an influential scholar known for his contributions to W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America published by Princeton Architectural Press in late 2018. The project has been featured in articles in Smithsonian Magazine, The New Yorker, and Black Perspectives (African American Intellectual History Society).

Munro’s scholarly research addresses the relationship between designers personal identities, formal systems and strategies they utilize, and how both interact with the communities they serve. In workshops and lectures he addresses post-colonial relationships between design and marginalized communities and offers practical ways for educators and practitioners to decolonize the way design is taught (“Major/Minor History”) and to create inclusive new frameworks (“Nodal Historical Network”). His design work and writing has been published in books, exhibitions, and websites in Germany, Japan, Korea, the US, and the UK including Chronicle Books, IDEA magazine, Eye, and Slanted magazine.

He earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. He has been a critic and lecturer at leading programs including Yale School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, NC State, RISD, and CalArts. His design studio, Polymode, works with cultural institutions and community based organizations including MoMA, The Phillips Collection, Mark Bradford at the Venice Biennale, The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Walker Art Center, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University, The New Museum, Wynwood Arts District Miami, and the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Cultural Affairs.

Remote presentation and conversation hosted by Ideas for Creative Exploration with the support of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

More information on the 2020 Spotlight on the Arts festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at arts.uga.edu as well as on the Arts Council Facebook page (facebook.com/UGAarts), Twitter feed (@UGA_arts) or Instagram (instagram.com/uga_arts).

a2ru National Conference

a2ru National Conference: Land and Equity
Begins October 15, 2020

www.a2ru.org/events/2020-a2ru-annual-meeting/

As an a2ru partner institution, UGA will cover registration costs for a limited number of a2ru conference participants. If you are interested in attending please contact mark.callahan@uga.edu before registering.

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) invites you to the 2020 a2ru national conference, Land and Equity: The Art and Politics of Place, to be held online and hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, October 15-30, 2020. All sessions will be held via Zoom. The a2ru National Conference is an opportunity for practitioners and researchers from across the higher education spectrum to share innovations and perspectives in the arts.

The 2020 theme, Land & Equity, considers how our work as artistic, scientific, and humanist researchers and educators is defined by the land on which we find ourselves, and asks who has access to that land and its resources? In turn, we will examine how our art, research, and teaching impacts the places and spaces in which we live and work, and discuss ways that we can use that work to advance more equitable access.

This year’s conference features special registration pricing for this virtual experience. Attendees will also have the option to register for an unlimited session pass or for individual sessions or keynote presentations.

a2ru advances the full range of arts and design-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice from across the disciplines in order to acknowledge, articulate, and expand the vital role of higher education in our global society. a2ru’s work, in partnership with more than 35 research institutions, envisions a world in which universities—students, faculty, and leaders—explore, embed, and integrate the arts in everyday practice and research. The a2ru National Conference is an opportunity for practitioners and researchers from across the higher education spectrum to share innovations and perspectives in the arts.