Unless otherwise noted, all events are held in:
A.E.England Building
424 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Civic Space Park
Across the street from ASU Phoenix Downtown Campus

Thursday, October 27
Time Content & Guest Speakers
7pm Welcome!
Elizabeth Johnson, Coordinator for Public Practice, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU

  • Michael Underhill, Executive Dean & Professor, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU
7:15 – 8:30 Kickin’ it in 5
Introduction by Gregory Sale, Artist and Assistant Professor of Intermedia Public Practice, ASUBrings together cultural producers to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. These artists, poets, dancers, and architects from Tucson and Phoenix employ an array of practices and methodologies that provide a glimpse into this evolving field of socially engaged art.

8:30 – 9:30 Socialization and Connecting Circuit Networking
Music by: DJ Melotronix
Refreshments provided by Fair Trade Cafe
Friday, October 28
Sharing of Practice
9:00 – 9:30a Light breakfast provided by Fair Trade Cafe
9:30 – 9:45a Welcome
Moment in Action: Tomas Stanton Poetry

  • Introduction by Simon Dove, Director of the School of Dance, ASU
  • Steven Seleznow, President & CEO, AZ Community Foundation
9:45 – 10:30 Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row Houses – Keynote
With Q & A
10:30–10:45 Brief Break
10:45– 11:30 Environments
Moderated by: Greg Esser, Associate Director of the Desert Initiative, ASU Art Museum

11:30– 12:30 Health & Wellbeing
Moderated by: James Shraiky, Assistant Professor, School of Design & Assistant Professor, Director of Healthcare Design Initiatives

  • Healthcare Design Initiatives: Matt Krise and Sheila Wakelam
  • iCreate, with Ebony Tucker and Leslie Stellwagen, ASU resident artists
  • Westward Ho, with Pegge Vissicaro, Director of the Office for Global Dance Research and Creative Partnerships, and Kay Jarrell, Clinical Associate Professor with the College of Nursing and Health Innovation
12:30– 1:30p Lunch on your own & connecting circuit
1:30 – 1:40 Introduction to Social Justice & the Museum
Gordon Knox, Director, ASU Art Museum
1:40 – 2:30 Social Justice #1 – It’s not just black & white: the afterlife of projects
Moderated by: Gregory Sale, Artist and Assistant Professor of Intermedia and Public Practice, ASU School of Art, ASUParticipants:

  • Frantz Beasley, former convict and President/CEO, AZ Common Ground
  • Barbara Broderick, Chief Probation Officer, Maricopa County
  • Adam Henning, Principal, Adobe Mountain and Black Canyon high schools, Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
  • Michael Koveikis, former inmate, ALPHA Program graduate, and general contractor
  • Jane Lindsay, artist, MFA Candidate, ASU School of Art
  • Amy Rex, Manager, Maricopa County Criminal Justice Projects, Maricopa County Manager’s Office
  • Arthur J. Sabatini, PhD, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Humanities, Arts and Culture, ASU College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • MaryEllen Sheppard, Deputy Chief, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
  • John D. Spiak, Director & Chief Curator, Grand Central Art Center, California State University, Fullerton
2:30 – 3 Social Justice #2 – Securing a Free State
Lekha Waitoller, Interim Curator
Jennifer Nelson, Social Studies Artist, Securing a free state: The Second Amendment Project
3 – 3:30p Connecting Circuit
Light refreshments provided by Fair Trade Cafe
3:30 – 4:30 Youth Engagement
Moderated by Stephani Woodson, Associate Professor, School of Theatre and Film, ASU, with:

4:15 – 4:30 Break
4:45 – 5:30 Closure Panel, Q & ARick Lowe, Founder, Project Row Houses hosts with:

7 – 9p Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) People’s Biennial

This October, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art debuts a gallery space that has been transformed into a flex-use community spot called the SMoCA Lounge. This newly remodeled space will serve as a place for educational activities by day and a swank, unique gathering spot by night.  The public will have the opportunity to experience the unveiled SMoCA Lounge in full swing during the Museum’s annual Fall Opening Celebration on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. The opening is free and open to all featuring a cash bar, cocktails and conversation in the Lounge.

Saturday, October 29
Problems & Possibilities
9 – 9:30a Light breakfast provided by Fair Trade Cafe
10 – 10:15a Brief re-welcome
Stephani Woodson, Associate Director, Associate Professor, School of Theatre & Film, ASU
Elizabeth Johnson, Coordinator of Public Practice, Herberger Institute of Arts & Design, ASU
Moment in Action: Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix
10:15 – 11 Working Publics: A Dialogue
Shannon Jackson, Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor, University of California at Berkeley
Neal Lester, Dean of HumanitiesShannon Jackson, author of Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics in dialogue with ASU’s Dean of Humanities Neal Lester discussing art, humanities and what “public” means in public practice.
11 – 12p Strategy Session #1: Core values, questions and concerns
12 – 12:30 Moment in Action: Black Theater TroupeIntroduction by Chandra Crudup, Lecturer & Ph.D student in ASU’s School of Social Work, Reading By Kwane Vedrene, Musical Selection by The CompanySince it’s founding in 1970, the Black Theatre Troupe has existed to be called to action. They present a “Freedom Suite” highlighting their upcoming February 2012 production of “Coming of the Hurricane” by Keith Glover.
12:30 – 2p Lunch on your own & connecting circuit
2 – 4p Strategy session #2: Action steps, projects, and partnerships

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