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In/Out: Time, Pacing and Perspective in Socially-Engaged Art

In/Out: Time, Pacing and Perspective in Socially-Engaged Art
Friday, July 31st '15 – Saturday, August 1st '15

First in a series of annual symposia exploring projects and creative thinking.

Presented by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Moore College of Art & Design’s Graduate Social & Studio Practices program



Friday, July 31
• 12pm: Welcome Remarks and Lunchtime Keynote Address by Rick Lowe at Moore College of Art & Design (1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA)
• 1:30pm-5pm: Site Visits to Neighborhood Time Exchange and Village of Arts & Humanities (Afternoon Trolley Transportation Provided for through registration)
• 5pm-8pm: Final Trolley Stop: In/Out Party at Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA)
Please note: Trolleys leave from Moore College of Art & Design and culminate at Asian Arts Initiative

Saturday, August 1
Full program on Saturday to be held at Moore College of Art & Design
• 9:00am-9:45am: Breakfast and Opening Remarks
• 9:45am: Saturday Keynote Address by Walidah Imarisha
• 11:00am-12:30pm: Panel #1:

IMI Corona (Immigrant Movement International, Corona), featuring Daisy Patricia Chabla, Viviana Peralta, Dana Yessenia Mendoza, Christian Guiñanzaca, Veronica Ramirez  and Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz.
• 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch
• 1:30-3:00pm: Panel #2: Chicago Torture Justice Memorials
• 3:30-5:00pm: Closing Panel – The Long Now: A Philadelphia Roundtable with:
Denise Brown (Leeway, Bread & Roses, and Scribe), Helen Haynes (Chief Cultural Officer – Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, City of Philadelphia), Aaron Levy (Slought), Selina Morales (Philadelphia Folklore Project), Shira Walinsky (City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Southeast by Southeast) and Gretjen Clausing (PhillyCAM).

A short reception will follow the program at Moore.

“This unique summer gathering will appeal to seasoned artists, community organizers and those new to the field as well. By getting out in the city and seeing some of the rich examples of socially-engaged art happening here, hearing presentations by leading authors, curators and artists – there will be many points of entry. In/Out is a chance to critically reflect, to celebrate and to learn together while building a network to sustain the conversation into the future. The emphasis on time commitment is a way to drill down into one of the fundamental characteristics that distinguishes much of this work in the era of ‘pop-up’ culture – making commitments of time to people and places through artistic engagement,” Daniel Tucker, Graduate Program Director for Moore’s Social & Studio Practice Program.  Tucker along with Paul Farber, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Writing Fellow at Haverford College, are the co-conveners for “In/Out.”

Saturday, August 1, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm: $15
Free for Moore Faculty and Students
Includes breakfast and lunch
Please email Daniel Tucker at if you have any dietary restrictions. 

Moore College of Art & Design
1916 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join us on Friday, July 31, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, for a Happy Hour Reception. Tickets are an additional $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Support for In/Out has been provided by the Ford Foundation.

For information on the next In/Out symposium see





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