Release date: October 16, 2014
Gift involves moving out of oneself. The economy of gift questions the dominant measure of value in the art world and beyond. Socially engaged art practices apply artistic methods in collaboration with community members to address issues in ways that promote individual and collective agency. This public deliberation, presented on February 23, 2014, focused on how the economy of gift could be applied to engaged art practices that seek to contend with our most pressing problems.
This program was co-hosted by MOCRA and Craft Alliance.
Juan William Chávez artist, educator and cultural activist exploring the potential of space through creative
initiatives that address community and cultural issues
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Alison Ferring artist, curator, gallery director, and board member committed to the arts as catalysts for positive change in the community
David Walsh political scientist at The Catholic University of America and author addressing the philosophical revolution of the modern world
Roseann Weiss Director of Community and Public Arts at the Regional Arts Commission and advocate of pedagogy for artists and their partners in community contexts
Ed Carroll and Vita Gelūnienė working in-between art, community and pedagogy, based in Kaunas, Lithuania, and artists-in-residence at Craft Alliance in Grand Center in 2014