Attend the Socially Engaged Craft Collective “Cross Pollination” one day conference and Ferment Exhibition of socially engaged craft projects.
The Socially Engaged Craft Collective, in partnership with the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College, is excited to announce a day of workshops, panels, and participation with Cross Pollination: an NCECA pre-conference for artists and educators about socially engaged craft, pedagogy, and artistic action. Cross pollination suggests exchange and interchange, collaborative action and genetic recombination. Craft and education, art and society are each varietals of humanity’s richest plants. We aim to speak to interdisciplinarity, remixing, intersectionality, and novel combinations while considering traditional and emergent theories of making and teaching.

A one-day participatory conference experience, Cross Pollination will incorporate expert voices from both craft and social engagement perspectives. Participants will find resources and emerging ideas for their art practices and classrooms through panel discussions, lectures and interactive learning experiences. Breakout sessions will focus on the following: Communities (Engaging in Cross-Sector Collaboration); Pedagogy (Engagement and Collaboration in Learning); Idea Generation (Socially Engaged Craft in Practice); and Logistics (the “How To” of Socially Engaged Craft including Ethics and Sustainability).

Date:  Conference  Tuesday, March 26, 2019;  8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Preview Reception of “Ferment” 5:30 – 6:30 pm

WGM Board Member Sarah Nassif will be demonstrating her community engaged dyeing and weaving project “Weaving Water” as part of Ferment, on view at MCTC (Minneapolis Community & Technical College), March 26-30
Presenters include Seitu Jones, Marcus Young, Rachel Breen, Sarah Schultz, Jun-Li Wang, Jess Hirsch, Witt Siasoco, Peter Haaken Thompson, Courtney Leonard, Habiba El Sayed.