NYC College of Technology, CUNY

Category: Professional Development

SUSTAIN at Cooper Union

Breakout session – Table #3 – Sustainable Power

I was invited, as an artist, to attend a convening on February 23, 2013 at The Cooper Union- “Understanding Urban Sustainability: One Block at a Timeorganized by Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) & the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design (CUISD) to share progress and give input on the SUSTAIN project.

SUSTAIN presents an opportunity to create and lead innovative sustainability solutions at the block scale.

This convening was a chance to give input – along with a network of other artists, activists, architects, sustainability partners, and educators – to help shape the efforts of this project.

 At this convening the organizations:

  • Shared East 4th Street’s distinctive history
  • Presented initial research & developments in the SUSTAIN project
  • Exhibited art projects that address behavior change toward sustainability
  • Gathered input to develop guiding questions & creative approaches

FABnyc asked me to propose a public art project focused on behavior change toward sustainability and I walked away from this event with some inspiring ideas for the proposal.

Documentation:

Hybrid Practices Panelist : College Art Association

I will be presenting a short introduction to my work at the College Art Association Annual Conference.

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Meta-Mentors: Hybrid Practices Abstract

As the lines between analog and digital practice blur with the ease of use and availability, artists merge traditional and digital techniques as tools in making work and participating in a larger and more flexible arena of artistic production. In transforming the platforms which they operate on today, artists are not easily categorized. This panel will bring artists and activists, traditional and online publishers, and other cultural producers, to discuss the shift in positions in artistic practice.

Session Chairs

  • Vesna Pavlovic, Vanderbilt University Department of Art
  • Niku Kashef, California State University, Northridge

Session Panelists

  • Yvette Brackman, Independent Artist
  • Samantha Fields, California State University, Northridge
  • Hope Ginsburg, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts
  • Max Schumann, Printed Matter, Inc,
  • Jenna Spevack, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

When/Where

Documentation:

Huffington Post : Pulse Miami Press

PULSE Art Fair : The Director Tour

12/06/2012 —  Another project that we were pointed to was Jenna Spevack’s PULSE Project entitled “Seeding the City.”

DeWitt notes, “Jenna’s work is about getting into the local community. She was finding ways to redo this project in Miami, and…

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— Carmen Zella

 

ArtInfo : Pulse Miami Press

From Invader Tiles to Living Room Installations
Highlights From PULSE Miami 2012

December 5, 2012, 12:59 pm — This year’s edition of PULSE Miami may not open to the public until tomorrow, but ARTINFO got an early look at the sprawling satellite fair last night… See our favorites… >> more

— Ben Davis, Benjamin Sutton

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