The Socially Engaged Craft Collective, in partnership with the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College, is excited to announce a day of workshops, panels, and participation with Cross Pollination: an NCECA pre-conference for artists and educators about socially engaged craft, pedagogy, and artistic action.
Cross pollination suggests exchange and interchange, collaborative action and genetic recombination. Craft and education, art and society are each varietals of humanity’s richest plants. We aim to speak to interdisciplinarity, remixing, intersectionality, and novel combinations while considering traditional and emergent theories of making and teaching.
A one-day participatory conference experience, Cross Pollination will incorporate expert voices from both craft and social engagement perspectives. Participants will find resources and emerging ideas for their art practices and classrooms through panel discussions, lectures and interactive learning experiences. Breakout sessions will focus on the following: Communities (Engaging in Cross-Sector Collaboration); Pedagogy (Engagement and Collaboration in Learning); Idea Generation (Socially Engaged Craft in Practice); and Logistics (the “How To” of Socially Engaged Craft including Ethics and Sustainability).
Date: Conference Tuesday, March 26, 2019; 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Preview Reception of “Ferment” 5:30 - 6:30 pm
8:30-9:15 am Registration
9:30-10:30 Keynote Conversation with Seitu Jones sponsored by the ACC
11:00-12:30 Morning Breakout Sessions (Community and Pedagogy)
12:30-2:30 Lunch and Table Sessions
2:45-4:15 Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Idea Generation and Logistics)
4:30-5:30 Closing Remarks with Marcus Young and Mary Baumstark
5:30-6:30 “Ferment” Preview Reception and Participatory Experience
Breakout sessions will focus on the following: Communities (Engaging in Cross-Sector Collaboration with Rachel Breen, Sarah Schultz, and Jun-Li Wang); Pedagogy (Engagement and Collaboration with Anna Metcalfe, Jess Hirsch, and Witt Siasoco); Idea Generation (Socially Engaged Craft in Practice with Forrest Gard and Cheyenne Rudolph); and Logistics (the “How To” of Socially Engaged Craft including Ethics and Sustainability with Nicole Gugliotti, Peter Haakon Thompson, Habiba El Sayed, and Courtney Leonard).
This Event is sponsored by MCTC, SECC, and the ACC
Location: Minneapolis College, near Loring Park and the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis
Cost: $75 general, $40 student
Online ticket sales will end Tuesday, March 12. Ticket can be purchased at the door. Same day: $85 general, $50 student
The SECC is currently soliciting donations to sponsor registrations for those in financial need. DONATE on the registration page.
There are currently 2 scholarships available for BIPOC people interested in attending. Please contact the SECC for more information. [email protected]
**A certificate of completion from the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College will be available to educators interested in professional development credit.