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Re-Imagining Home: A Site for Personal and Societal Transformation

Re-Imagining Home: A Site for Personal and Societal Transformation
The SMFA Graduate Colloquium, Co-Sponsored by Artists in Context
Developed and Organized by Lisa Gross and Barbara Gallucci

Monday, April 12th
10am-3:30pm
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
FREE

Schedule for the day:
10am-12:30pm:
-Introductions by Barbara Gallucci (SMFA Faculty), Louisa McCall and Marie Cieri (Directors of Artists in Context), and Lisa Gross (MFA ’11)
-Presentations by Fritz Haeg, Rebecca Kneale Gould, and J.B. Clancy

12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30-3:30pm:
-Presentations by Stephanie Smith, Mark Dion, and J. Morgan Puett.
-A panel discussion with all presenters moderated by Lisa Gross.

Over the last several years in response to growing environmental degradation and increased social isolation and discontent, artists, writers, academics and people from all disciplines have started to re-evaluate the way we live and to think about new sustainable forms of living. Home and domesticity have been at the center of many of these investigations. Continuing the ideas of “the personal is political” and “think global, act local” the participating artists and thinkers regard the home as a locale where personal and societal change can take shape. As we move forward into the future these issues will only increase in importance. The colloquium will feature presentations by and a panel discussion with: Mark Dion and J .Morgan Puett
http://www.mildredsla...

Together, Dion and Puett have recently created a long-term experiment in large-scale project based practices with a living museum and an educational institution attached called Mildred’s Lane. The core of the project practice and educational philosophy at Mildred’s Lane is an attempt to collectively create new modes of being in the world -- this idea incorporates questions of our relation to the environment, systems of labor, forms of dwelling, all of which compose an ethics of comportment – and are embodied in workstyles. These issues are negotiated daily through the rethinking of one’s involvements with food,shopping, making, styling, gaming, sleeping, reading, thinking and doing. This is a place where a work-live-research environment is developed to foster a rigorous engagement with every aspect of life.

Fritz Haeg:
http://www.fritzhaeg....

Fritz Haeg works between his art, architecture and design practice Fritz Haeg Studio, the happenings and gatherings of Sundown Salon (now Sundown Schoolhouse), the ecology initiatives of Gardenlab (including Edible Estates), and other various combinations of building, curating, dancing, designing, exhibiting, gardening, organizing, talking, teaching, and writing. His home base since 2001 is a geodesic dome in the hills of Los Angeles. His project Edible Estates involved replacing the front lawns of several suburban homes with vegetable gardens in order to examine issues of food production, the environment and neighborhood community. Since 2001 he has also hosted events at home and elsewhere that are a free exchange of ideas and art through events, happenings, gatherings, meetings, pageantry, performances, shows, stunts and spectacles. The salons/Schoolhouse events celebrate the truly engaged human, responding to their time, environment, community, friends, neighbors, weather, history, place.

Rebecca Kneale Gould:
Rebecca Kneale Gould is Associate Professor of Religion and Affiliate in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. Her book, At Home in Nature: Modern Homesteading and Spiritual Practice in America, is an ethnographic and historical study of back-to-the-land and homesteading experiments. Motivated variously by the desire to reject consumerism, to live closer to the earth, to embrace voluntary simplicity, or to discover a more spiritual path, homesteaders have made the radical decision to go "back to the land," rejecting modern culture and amenities to live self-sufficiently and in harmony with nature. Drawing from vivid firsthand accounts as well as from rich historical material, this study of homesteading in America from the late nineteenth century to the present examines the lives and beliefs of those who have ascribed to the homesteading philosophy, placing their experiences within the broader context of the changing meanings of nature and religion in modern American culture. She also considers homesteading as a form of dissent from consumer culture, as a departure from traditional religious life, and as a practice of environmental ethics.

Stephanie Smith:
Stephanie Smith became Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of Contemporary Art at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art in 2006. Smith’s recent work on the intersection of art and sustainability extends a longer interest in socially engaged public practice. In addition to curating the exhibitions Ecologies (2000, catalogue) and Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art (2005), she has written on the topic for Parkett and contributed an essay on art museums and sustainability to Land, Art: A Cultural Ecology Handbook. Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art explored how sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life by balancing environmental, social, economic, and aesthetic concerns. J.B. Clancy:
J.B. Clancy is an architect and partner at Albert, Righter and Tittmann Architects in Boston. His main focus is residential architecture and sustainable design, and his projects have ranged in scale from furniture to houses to the Plan for NYC’s Olympic Bid. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant and is currently designing a Passive House for Habitat for Humanity in Vermont.

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    All the presentations were fantastic! My head is still buzzing...

    April 13, 2010

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    It was wonderful! The presentations about different ways that artists are addressing sustainability were great, and the panel discussion left me feeling enlightened.

    April 13, 2010

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    The symposium was supposed to start at 10 but the museum was not open yet. I waited and waited for the museum to open. When I finally got in I was told I had to get a ticket even though the event was free. The event was not programmed in to the self-serve kiosks. There was only one person at the ticket counter and the line was already about 20 people deep by the time I found out the kiosks weren't going to work. Since it was a beautiful day outside it didn't take too much to change my mind about going to this event.

    April 12, 2010

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