Spacemaking – Surveying New Residency Programs in Philadelphia
Presented by Graduate Studies at Moore Social & Studio Practice and MFA in Studio Art
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public
Nancy Chen (Asian Arts Initiative Social Practice Lab)
Lillian Dunn (Village of Arts and Humanities SPACES)
Gina Renzi (Sanctuary Residency at The Rotunda)
Lee Tusman (The Hacktory)
Billy Dufala (RAIR)
Dave Kyu (moderator)
Spacemakers are the groups and individuals that make space for others to deepen their art practices and sense of community connectedness. Through innovative artist-in-residency programs these projects invite local and international artists to Philadelphia to explore the city’s neighborhoods, research facilities, tinkering labs, cultural venues, streets and recycling centers. By focusing on programs initiated in the last few years, this event will highlight new opportunities and challenge participants to consider their collective impact on the city beyond a single program or initiative.
These local spacemakers will be invited to talk about their program to Moore-affiliated artists (undergrad and grad), have a discussion with other residencies about their visions for bringing artists into Philly or working with local artists, and to provide a chance for members of the public from different facets of the arts in Philadelphia to participate in a discussion about many exciting developments in supporting new directions for art making and collaboration.
Moore College of Art & Design
20th Street and The Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Above: "An image of the skywriting ceremony that culminated Dave Kyu's Write Sky project, taken by a resident of Chinatown North who saw it from her apartment window." Courtesy of Asian Arts Initiative.