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 Time“ – organized 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.
I will be presenting a short introduction to my work at the College Art Association Annual Conference.
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.
Vesna Pavlovic, Vanderbilt University Department of Art
Niku Kashef, California State University, Northridge
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
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
JENNA SPEVACK - Teaching Portfolio As a Professor in the Communication Design Department at New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, I teach courses in design theory, creative media foundations, digital arts, and interactive media. I am also the Co-Director of City Tech’s OpenLab, an open-source digital platform where students, faculty, and staff can meet to learn, work, and share their ideas. This site, accessible via my OpenLab profile, serves as a teaching portfolio for documentation and presentation of teaching, institutional service, and professional achievements.