Open Engagement 2016 POWER
April 29–May 1, 2016
Oakland Museum of California (and additional sites throughout the Bay Area)
Open Engagement is an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations. The theme this year is POWER
In It Together: Making the Connections Between Environmental Art and Social Practice
Facilitated by UC Santa Cruz Art Faculty: Elliot Anderson, Dee Hibbert-Jones, Jimin Lee, Beth Stephens, Laurie Palmer, and Jennifer Parker.
Saturday April 30th 10am-10:50am
Gallery of California History, Level 2, OMCA
This facilitated discussion will explore ideas and resources for teaching, making art, and making change that bring social practice and environmental art into a crucial shared conversation. It will be both theoretical and practical; we invite educators, artists, administrators, and other interested practitioners to share knowledge and methods, co-develop practices, build relationships, and to further dialogue, especially as it relates to working and teaching methodologies that encourage direct engagement with the general public and with local community organizations.