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Department of Art Education Presents “Art and Education for Social Justice Symposium”

Published January 16, 2018

Art and Education for Social Justice Symposium

January 27, 2018 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
January 28, 2018 at 9:00am to 1:00pm

William Johnston Building
143 Honors Way, Tallahassee, FL

The Department of Art Education and Art and Education for Social Justice invites you to attend the 9th annual Art and Design Education for Social Justice Symposium. Social justice is a broad objective that inspires an interdisciplinary approach. Art and Education for Social Justice encourages exploration of how art and design can support such initiatives. The goal of this symposium is to share the methodologies and results of practices that strive to have a direct public impact. The encounter will focus on the guiding question: How are art and design inspiring, affecting, and promoting social change?

The Art and Education for Social Justice Symposium provides an opportunity to gain insight into a range of practices aligned with social justice, and aims to start a conversation across disciplinary areas. This symposium embraces a perspective informed broadly by the notion of cultural pedagogies and looks forward to contributions from both in and outside the field of education.

This symposium is jointly hosted by the Department of Art Education, Florida State University, and the Art Education Program in collaboration with the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the School of Social Work, University of Georgia.

The 9th annual Art and Design Education for Social Justice Symposium will focus on multiple thematic areas that include the power of imagination (Strategies for re-envisioning, re-imagining, or re-conceptualizing our past, present and future), Ethics/aesthetics (projects that develop and contextualize art making as praxis), communities, coalitions and collaboration (critical approaches to participatory projects) and the political now (emergent practices of resistance, resilience and solidarity in the current political climate).

If you are interested in attending the symposium, please register for the event or contact Art Education Assistant Professor Rachel Fendler for more information.

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The symposium’s agenda includes presentations by leading scholars and practitioners invested in art and education for social justice from Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, South Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, Utah, Indiana, and Spain.
Institutional Affiliations Include: Florida State University, University of Georgia, St. Louis University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Arizona, University of North Texas, Kent State University, University of Kentucky, University of La Laguna, Kennesaw State University, University of Memphis, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Humboldt State University, Millersville University, Valdosta State University, University of Utah, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, and public school and community art educators from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.