Reading Room: New Year Edition

“I Desegregated the University of Georgia. History Is Still in the Making.”
Source:
www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/opinion/sunday/university-of-georgia-desegregation.html

“Building Community Wealth Through Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development: An Invitation to Action”
Source:
www.artplaceamerica.org/blog/building-community-wealth-through-arts-culture-and-equitable-development-invitation-action

“2021 Creative Capital Awards”
Source:
creative-capital.org/award/awardees/2021/?mc_cid=ec1f978207&mc_eid=42d820acd2

“Arts and Research Partnerships in Practice”
Source:
www.arts.gov/impact/research/publications/arts-and-research-partnerships-practice

a2ru Ground Works Journal CFP

Announcing a call for submissions to “Vibrant Ecologies of Research,” a special edition of Ground Works, a2ru’s online journal for outstanding interdisciplinary research. The issue will be edited by Dr. Aaron Knochel from Penn State. Submit by 2/26/21! More info here: groundworks.io/proposals/2/home_show

Reading Room: ArtPlace America 10 Years

ArtPlace America 10 Years
ArtPlace
Source: www.artplaceamerica.org/library/artplace-10-years

Operating from 2010 to 2020, ArtPlace’s mission was to position arts and culture as a core sector of community planning and development and to strengthen the field of creative placemaking. ArtPlace worked to enlist artists as allies in cultivating equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities across the United States. ArtPlace worked toward this goal by supporting demonstration projects through the National Creative Placemaking Fund; organizational change through the Community Development Investments program; cross-sector research and resource strategies to embed practice across the field of community development; knowledge and network strategies within the fields of arts and culture, local government, and higher education; and storytelling and convening work.

Lecture: Silas Munro

Lecture: Silas Munro
Wednesday, November 11 at 3 PM

Webinar

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

Silas Munro is a partner of Polymode design studio, an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, 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. 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, poly-mode, 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.

Links

Video recording
youtu.be/IzMcZ8HH80c

Black Design in America: African Americans and the African Diaspora in Graphic Design
bipocdesignhistory.com

Elephant magazine “The Age of Black Fabulosity: The Queer Publications of the Harlem Renaissance”
elephant.art/the-age-of-black-fabulosity-the-queer-publications-of-the-harlem-renaissance-10112020/

Eye magazine “‘As, not for’: The critique goes on”
www.eyemagazine.com/feature/article/as-not-for-the-critique-goes-on

New Yorker magazine “Who Isn’t a Sucker for a Foldout?”
www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/10/26/who-isnt-a-sucker-for-a-foldout

AIGA “Typography as a Radical Act in an Industry Ever-Dominated by White Men”
medium.com/aiga-eye-on-design/typography-as-a-radical-act-in-an-industry-ever-dominated-by-white-men-2b527d487228

W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits book
papress.com/products/w-e-b-du-boiss-data-portraits-visualizing-black-america

Ramon Tejada Decolonizing Design Reader
tinyurl.com/y43sukuu

Data 4 Black Lives
d4bl.org

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).

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Funding

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Funding
Friday, November 13 at 3 PM

How has Congress considered the arts in its trillion dollars of coronavirus relief funding? Join Brandon LaReau, PhD student, artist, and activist for an informal overview of the ways the federal government has attempted to provide relief funding to artists and venues forced out of work due to the global pandemic.

Links

National Independent Venue Association
www.nivassoc.org

United States Congress
www.congress.gov

More about cultural policy:

Podcast interview with Steven Tepper
ideasforcreativeexploration.com/podcasts/ice007.html

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).

Reading Room: “Guidance for Rewarding and Recognizing Community Engaged Scholarship in the Arts”

Reading Room: “Guidance for Rewarding and Recognizing Community Engaged Scholarship in the Arts”

Big Ten Arts Administrators Report
Source: www.a2ru.org/new-report-on-guidance-for-rewarding-recognizing-community-engaged-scholarship-in-the-arts/

Our goal is to share this document widely to assist humanities, arts, and design faculty members and administrators—deans, department chairs, faculty councils—at many institutions around the country. It will give courage to those wishing to create a culture within an institution (especially at the department and college level) that values a wider range of scholarship than many current promotion and tenure guidelines allow. It offers tangible recommendations that a department, school, or college can implement for organizational change that might not be possible at the institutional level, which is even more complex.