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AICAD 2018 Symposium - Schedule


Wednesday, November 7: Check-In and Welcome

4:00–5:00 p.m.—Check-in Open, SAIC Ballroom
5:00–6:00 p.m.—Welcome Remarks and Keynote Mabel O Wilson, SAIC Ballroom
6:00–7:30 p.m.—Welcome Reception, SAIC Ballroom

Thursday, November 8—AICAD Day 1

8:00–9:00 a.m.—Breakfast & Check-In, Preston Bradley Hall
9:00–9:40 a.m.—Keynote Pedro Reyes, Preston Bradley Hall

10:00–10:30 a.m.—Break

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.—Session 1, multiple locations

12:00–1:00 p.m.—Lunch, SAIC Ballroom

1:00–2:30 p.m.—Murmurs and Manifestos, The LeRoy Neiman Center
1:00–2:30 p.m.—Session 2, multiple locations

2:30–3:00 p.m.— Break

3:00–4:30 p.m.—Murmurs and Manifestos, The LeRoy Neiman Center
3:00–4:30 p.m.—Session 3, multiple locations

05:00–7:00 p.m.—Citizens Bash. Featuring Funkadesi, Sullivan Galleries 
7:00–9:00 p.m.—Vision Dinner: a conversation to imagine new opportunities across our institutions to advance community engagement in art and design education, Terzo Piano, 159 E. Monroe St. 
PLEASE NOTE, THE LOCATION OF THE EVENT HAS CHANGED TO TERZO PIANO. Space is limited, SIGN-UP required. For questions, please email Gwynne Keathley, gkeathley@mica.edu


Session 1, multiple locations

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

1.1 Panel—We the People: Bearing Witness to Militarism through Contemporary Art and Civic Engagement, Fullerton Hall

Aaron Hughes, artist, activist, educator, Iraq War veteran.
Sylvia Bowersox, author, Iraq War veteran
Joseph Lefthand, artist, administrator, Iraq War veteran
Moki Tantoco, Education and Programs Manager, National Veterans Art Museum

Joseph Lefthand

1.2 Panel—Citizen Artist—the Role of Participation, Morton Auditorium

Amy Green-Deines, co-founder and CEO, Deines and Barisic Architecture and former dean of Cranbrook Academy of Art; Ivana Barisic, co-founder and creative director, Deines and Barisic; David Jurca, director, Seventh Hill

Michael Stone-Richards, associate professor, College for Creative Studies (CCS)

1.3 Panel—Compassion, Belonging, and Citizenship, Sharp Building, room 327

Stephanie Lin-Sumah, academic advisor, SAIC; Louisa Zheng, SAIC; Vidisha Aggarwal, SAIC

Joseph Behen, Executive Director, Counseling, Health and Disability Services, SAIC

1.4 Panel—"Un-free Space": Reflections on Dimensions of Citizenship, Preston Bradley Hall

Presenters from Dimensions of Citizenship, U.S. Pavilion: Alissa Anderson; Iker Gil; Andres Hernandez; Ann Lui, assistant professor at SAIC and co-curator of Dimensions of Citizenship.

Jonathan Solomon, associate professor and director of Architecture, Interior Arch and Designed Obj (AIADO)

1.5 Presentations, Price Auditorium


Session 2, multiple locations

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

2.1 Panel- What the hell is an Office of Engagement?, Fullerton Hall

Taykhoom Biviji, Oaks of North Lawndale Program Officer; Pablo Garcia, Associate Professor, Department of Contemporary Practices, SAIC; Lauren Hogan Casser, Associate Dean, Continuing Studies - Youth and Outreach, SAIC; Israel Pate, Community Outreach Coordinator, Continuing Studies - Youth & Outreach, SAIC;  Katie Short, Administrative Director, Continuing and Professional Education, SAIC; Fabiola Tosi, Exhibition and Program Coordinator, US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale; James Wetzel, Administrative Director for Early College Programs, Continuing Studies - Youth & Outreach, SAIC

Paul Coffey, vice provost & dean of community engagement, Office of the Provost, SAIC

2.2 Panel- The Creaturely Citizen, Morton Auditorium

Joseph Altshuler, lecturer, SAIC;
Joyce Hwang, associate professor, University at Buffalo; Fred Scharmen, assistant professor, Morgan State University; Stewart Hicks, assistant professor, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Julia Sedlock, Cosmo Design Factory

2.3 Panel and workshop—College Art Association’s (CAA) Committee on Intellectual Property: Intellectual Property Education for Creative Citizens, Sharp Building, room 327

David Raskin, Mohn Family Professor of Contemporary Art History, SAIC; Kelly Salchow MacArthur, associate professor, Michigan State University; Emily Lanza, counsel, US Copyright Office, Office of Policy and International Affairs

David Raskin, Mohn Family Professor of Contemporary Art History, SAIC

2.4 Presentations, Price Auditorium

2.5 Presentations, Preston Bradley Hall   


Murmurs and Manifestos, The LeRoy Neiman Center

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.


What if your First Amendment rights are autocorrected to be aligned with social norms?

Presenter: Kendra Rabineau, Master of Design graduate student, Columbus College of Art & Design

As we keep modifying the body, how are we going to identify citizens?

Presenter: Weeraya Jirawongwaris, Master of Design graduate student, Columbus College of Art & Design

Preparing the Citizen Artist

Presenter: Hilary Darling, Director of Operations, Extended Studies, Director of Summer Institute, California Institute of the Arts; Lisa Barr, California Institute of the Arts

Open Letter: On Attention

Presenter: Lisa Maione, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Kansas City Art Institute


Murmurs and Manifestos, The LeRoy Neiman Center


Crime Scenes

Presenter: Carlye Frank, SAIC

Design for gender equity in the art and design teaching workplace. Might a shrinking pool of college applicants be increasing gender bias toward art and design educators

Presenter: Professor Patricia Kovic, professor, Otis College of Art and Design

Doing the Most: Positioning Access, Support and Space for Mothers of Color Inside and Outside the Academy

Presenter: Wisdom Baty, Artist, Educator, Mother, Ways We Make: Nurturing Black and Brown Motherhood and Building Our Creative Communities

1/4 closer to change

Presenter: Kali Nikitas, chair, MFA Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design

Relishing Willingness: The Public Space of Action

Presenter: Karl Burkheimer, Lead Faculty, MFA in Craft and Material Studies, Oregon College of Art and Craft; Courtney Kemp, Oregon College of Art and Craft

Truck Art meets Little Free Library

Presenter: Urooj Shakeel, SAIC

Growing Good in Our Community

Presenter: Annamaria Leon, Co-Owner, Teacher, Permaculture Designer at Homan Grown


Session 3, multiple locations

3:00-4:30 p.m.

3.1 Panel— Beyond the Mid-Terms: CCA/MICA/For Freedoms Residency in Creative Citizenship, Fullerton Hall

Eric Gottesman, co-founder, For Freedoms Initiative and assistant professor of art + design, SUNY-Purchase; Jaime Austin, director of exhibitions and public programming, California College of the Arts; Julianne Kirgis, associate provost for faculty and academic partnerships, California College of the Arts; Colette Veasey-Cullors, associate dean, Design and Media, Maryland Institute College of Art; Kate McGrain, project coordinator, MICA Voter Access Initiative, Maryland Institute College of Art; and Maddie Wolf, student leader, Chair/Political Action Club, Maryland Institute College of Art

Michael Patterson, vice president for student affairs, MICA

3.2 Panel—Infusing Diversity, Inclusion and Equity into Co-Curricular Programming and Community Engagement—The Practice of Student Collaborations, Price Auditorium

Patrick Spence, associate dean, Campus Life, SAIC; Maureen Keefe, vice president of student affairs, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt); Helen Matusow-Ayres, vice president of student affairs, Pratt

Patrick Spence, associate dean, Campus Life, SAIC

3.3 Panel—Art, Design, and Community Engagement—Programs for Active Citizenship, Morton Auditorium

Paul Sproll, department chair, Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design; director, Project Open Door, RISD; Shalini Agrawal, assistant director, Center for Art + Public Life, California College of the Arts; Ken Krafchek, director MFA in Community Arts, MICA; Patrick Rowe, visiting assistant professor in art and design education, Pratt Institute

Aileen Wilson, director of Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12, Pratt Institute

3.4 Panel—Defining Ethical Frameworks and Principles of Practice for Designing with People, Sharp Building, room 327

Maria Rosario Jackson, institute professor in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University; Sarah Cunningham, executive director for research at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of the Arts and director of the Arts Research Institute, VCU; Sanjit Sethi, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, The George Washington University; Jamie Bennett, executive director, Art Place

Sean Donahue, core faculty, Art Center College of Design
Gwynne Keathley, vice provost for research and graduate studies, MICA

3.5 Presentations, Preston Bradley Hall

Friday, November 9, 2018— AICAD Day 2

8:00–9:00 a.m.—Breakfast and Check-In, SAIC Ballroom
9:00–10:30 a.m.—Session 4, multiple locations

10:30–11:00 a.m.—Break
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Session 5, multiple locations

12:30–1:30 p.m.— Lunch and Concurrent Workshop: ForFreedoms.org, SAIC Ballroom

1:30–3:00 p.m. —Session 6, multiple locations

3:00–3:15 p.m.—Break 

3:15–4:30 p.m.—Closing Respondent Pamela Sneed and Remarks, SAIC Ballroom

5:30–7:30 p.m.— Eco Boat Tour465 N. McClurg Ct., Ogden Slip 
Space is limited, SIGN-UP required.
6:00–8:00 p.m.— Roundtable: Contemporary Creative Practices and Design History, SAIC Ballroom


Session 4, multiple locations

9:00-10:30 a.m.

4.1 Panel—Citizenship as Belonging: Safe Spaces and Inclusion in the Classroom, Fullerton Hall

Christina Gómez, professor, Liberal Arts, SAIC; Leah Gipson, assistant professor, Art Therapy, SAIC; Allie Stephens, adjunct assistant professor, Art and Technology Studies, SAIC

Dio Aldridge, Special Assistant to the Dean and Provost on Diversity and Inclusion, SAIC4.2

4.2 Panel—Mediating the Complexity of Citizenship, Price Auditorium

Kerri Steinberg, associate professor Art History, assistant chair Liberal Arts and Sciences, Otis College of Art and Design; Kade Twist, associate professor and curriculum area head, Art+Social Practice, MFA Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design; Rich Shelton, director of creative action, Otis College of Art and Design; Silas Munro, assistant professor, Communication Arts and Graduate Graphic Design, BFA coordinator of Graphic Design Otis College of Art and Design; Kali Nikitas, chair of BFA Communication Arts and MFA Graphic Design, Otis College of Art and Design

Kim Russo, associate provost for academic administration and dean of graduate studies, Otis College of Art and Design

4.3 Panel—Working across Differences- AICAD Assessment Initiative, Morton Auditorium

Emily Masterson, associate dean for academic advancement, New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA); Eleanor Fuchs, independent consultant, Fuchs Consulting; Debra Ballard, associate provost for assessment and accreditation, Otis College of Art and Design; Heather Lewis, professor and acting chair, Art and Design Education, Pratt Institute; Mariah Doren, senior associate for research and assessment, RISD

Mara Hermano, vice president, integrated planning, RISD

4.4 Panel—Design Socially Engaged Curriculum in a Contested Environment, Sharp Building, room 327

Adi Stern, President, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem; Shelly Hershko, dean of students, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem; Yoav Fridman, head of research and innovation authority,  Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem; Barak Pelman, architect

Liat Brix Etgar, head of Arts and Design Teaching Center, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

4.5 Presentations, SAIC Ballroom


Session 5, multiple locations

11:00a.m.-12:30 p.m.

5.1 Panel- Crafting Global Citizenships, Price Auditorium

Laura Briggs, critic, RISD; Eduardo Benamor Duarte, associate professor, RISD;
Nicole Merola, professor, Literary Arts and Graduate Director, RISD

Gwendoline Farrelly, executive director, RISD

5.2 Panel—Institutional Structures and Activities for Community Engagement at CCS, Morton Auditorium

Vince Carducci, dean of undergraduate studies, CCS;
Mikel Bresee, director, Community Arts Partnership, CCS;
Olga Stella, executive director, Design Core Detroit;
Susan LePorte, professor and chair of Communication Design, CCS;
Maria Luisa Rossi, professor and Chair of MFA Integrated Design, CCS

Vince Carducci, dean of undergraduate studies, CCS

5.3 Panel—Dewey for Artists, Sharp Building, room 327

Daniel Tucker, assistant professor and graduate Program Director, Moore College of Art and Design;
Mary Jane Jacob, director of the Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice, SAIC

5.4 Panel— Cultivating Citizen-Artists Through Alternative Credentials + Innovative Partnerships, SAIC Ballroom

Melinda Wax, director of adult programs, Art & Design, Open Campus Parsons School of Design; Caitlin Perkins, director of Continuing Education, University of the Arts;
Rosi Dispensa, director of Pre-College Programs, University of the Arts

Erin Elman, dean, Division of Continuing Studies, University of the Arts

5.5 Presentations, Fullerton Hall

5.6 Presentations, The LeRoy Neiman Center

  • Creating Culture—Connection, Awareness, and Action in Community Engaged Work
    Elena White, associate director, Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP), MassArt;
    Ceci Méndez-Ortiz, director, CACP, MassArt
  • Artist Citizens—What We Do!
    Kenneth Krafchek, graduate director, MFA in Community Arts, MICA
  • Perfect Strangers
    Kamau Patton, assistant professor in Visual and Critical Studies, SAIC
  • Archives, Site-Specific Works and Citizenship
    Annemarie Haar, associate vice president, libraries and creative instructional technologies, California College of the Arts (CCA);
    Kari Marboe, adjunct professor First Year Program, Ceramics Program Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio, Interdisciplinary Critique, Digital Tools, CCA
  • Art, Science, and Citizenship
    Laurence Arcadias, chair of Animation Department, MICA;
    Robin Corbet, Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor, NASA Goddard Space Flight  Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and MICA


Session 6, multiple locations

1:30-3:00 p.m.

6.1 PanelCultural Werk on the West and Southside of Chicago, Fullerton Hall

Ciera McKissick, founder of AMFM Life and Gallery, and Westside Wednesday's; Jaclyn Jacunski, artist and director of civic engagement, SAIC at Homan Square; Olivia Junell, Back Alley Jazz Festival; Fo Wilson,  blkHaUS Studios

Israel Pate, Community Outreach Coordinator, Continuing Studies - Youth & Outreach, SAIC

6.2 PanelCitizenship in the Studio, New Approaches in Architecture and Design Education, Price Auditorium

Odile Compagnon, adjunct professor in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) at SAIC; Pete Oyler, assistant professor in AIADO at SAIC; Paola Aguirre, lecturer in AIADO at SAIC; Eric Hotchkiss, lecturer in AIADO at SAIC

Jonathan Solomon,  associate professor and director Architecture, Interior Arch and Designed Obj (AIADO) 

6.3 Panel—Cultivating Practices of Good Citizenship—Faculty Learning Communities and Collaborative Meaning Making, Morton Auditorium

Camille Martin, assistant dean School of Design, Pratt Institute; Nancy Seidler, director of Intensive English Program, Pratt Institute; Natalie Moore, assistant chairperson Foundation Arts, Pratt Institute; Keena Suh, associate professor Interior Design, Pratt Institute; Gaia Hwang, assistant professor Graduate Package and Communications Design, Pratt Institute

Heather Lewis, professor and chair, Art and Design Education, Pratt Institute

6.4 Presentations, Sharp Building, room 327

6.5 Presentations, LeRoy Neiman Center

Rooms List

Room Name Address
SAIC Ballroom School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MacLean Center
112 S. Michigan Ave.
Fullerton Hall Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Morton Auditorium Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Price Auditorium Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Sharp Building, room 327 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sharp Building
37 S. Wabash Ave.
The LeRoy Neiman Center Lobby School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sharp Building
37 S. Wabash Ave.
MacLean Center 1307 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MacLean Center
112 S. Michigan Ave.
Columbus 319 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Columbus Drive Building
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Preston Bradley Hall Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Sullivan Galleries School of the Art Institute of Chicago
33 S. State St.