Panel Discussions, Lectures, Workshops (2002-Now)

And And And at Documenta13, 7-4-2012 Dialogue with John Preus, Michael Rakowitz, Brian Holmes, Claire Pentecost and Daniel Tucker

 Public Lectures (2002-Present):

  • New Boone’s Conversation Series [Philadelphia PA]
  • Monument Lab respondent [Philadelphia, PA]
  • Live Dialogue with Janet Echelman at Moore College of Art and Design [Philadelphia, PA]
  • Keynote speaker for 15th Annual Healthy Foods Local Farms Conference [Louisville, KY]
  • Presenter: “The human activity of political rhetoric” at MCA Chicago [Chicago, IL]
  • Keynote: Connecting Chicago Community Gardens [Chicago, IL]
  • Presenter on “Never The Same” at Chicago Social Club for the Sullivan Galleries at SAIC [Chicago, IL] (see video here)
  • Visiting Artist – ACRE Residency [Steuben, WI]
  • And And And space at Documenta13 – “Learn In” about Chicago art and politics [Kassel, Germany]
  • Presenter/Guest Curator of “Youtube Assembly” at Homeroom Chicago on theme of POWER with Deborah Stratman [Chicago, IL] (See videos here)
  • Presenter on “Never The Same” Art Matters Foundation Chicago board retreat luncheon held at ThreeWalls [Chicago, IL]
  • “Creative Ecologies” presenter at Headlands Center for the Arts [Sausalito, CA]
  • Live Interview with John Kinsman of Family Farm Defenders at Jane Addams Hull House Museum [Chicago, IL] (listen to the audio)
  • Presentation on Visions for Chicago at Mayoral Tutorial Re-Launch event hosted by Heartland Cafe [Chicago, IL]
  • “Farm Together Now” tour [at Town Hall in Seattle WA, Red & Black Cafe in Portland OR, Mission Pie in San Francisco CA, Orca Books in Olympia WA, Rainbow Books in Madison WI, Busboys & Poets in Washington DC, 2640 in Baltimore MD, Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia PA, Merritt Books in Millbrook NY, Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills NY, Melville House Books in Brooklyn NY, Boxcar Books in Bloomington IN, Carmichaels Books in Louisville KY, Common Ground Food Co-Op in Urbana IL] and Chicago Lectures Throughout the Year at Logan Square Kitchen with Slow Food Chicago;  Op Shop Spotlight on Urban Agriculture; Rethinking Soup event series at Jane Addams Hull House Museum; Field Museum staff lunchtime lecture series.
  • Lecture “Farm Together Now” book release party at Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand [Chicago, IL]
  • Lecture for Llano Del Rio Speakers Bureau [Los Angeles, CA]
  • NASCO Institute – Keynote lecture on mapping social movements [Ann Arbor, MI] (See video here and here)
  • Lecture “Farm Together Now” as part of Mess Hall’s Sunday permaculture skillshares [Chicago, IL]
  • Lecturer “3 Documentaries” at Bluestockings Books [New York City]
  • Guest Lecturer “Experimental Geography” and Groundswell [Boston, MA]
  • Guest Teacher “Critical Culture in Chicago 2000-2010” Co-Prosperity School [Chicago, IL]
  • Guest Lecturer “Art Against Social Control” at Dominican University [Forest Park, IL]
  • Presenter “Chicago 101” at City From Below conference [Baltimore, MD] (see video here)
  • Speaker “We Are Here: Maps Archive” to release Experimental Geography book at Get Lost Travel Books [San Francisco, CA]
  • Presenter “AREA: Notes for a People’s Atlas of Chicago” Booksa Bookshop [Zagreb, Croatia]
  • Presenter “Trashing the Neoliberal City” Onepot Dinner Discussions at Western Bridge [Seattle, WA]
  • Presenter “AREA Chicago: Inheriting the Grid” This Is Forever Dinner Discussions [NYC]
  • Presenter “Counter Productive Industries” Artivistic Festival [Montreal, Canada]
  • Presenter “Resistant Practices: Countering the Neoliberal City through Local Initiatives” with the Journal of Ordinary Thought and AREA Chicago Art/Education/Activism and Reading Chicago at The Planners Network Conference, University of Illinois Chicago [Chicago, IL]
  • Presenter “Trashing the Neoliberal City : Autonomous Cultural Responses to Chicago 2000-2005” YNKB/Outer Nørrebro Culture Bureau [Copenhagen, Denmark]
  • Presenter Cellspace [San Francisco, CA]
  • Presenter Akpress [Oakland, CA]
  • Presenter C-level [Los Angeles, CA]
  • Presenter “Slide Circle Seminars” Apt.1R Gallery [Chicago, IL]

Visiting Artist Lectures at Universities (2002-Present) 

  • University of Pennsylvania for Jane Golden and Shira Walinsky’s Mural Arts class [Philadelphia, PA]
  • University of Pennsylvania for Jennifer Ponce De Leon’s class [Philadelphia, PA]
  • Moore College of Art and Design for Maggie Ginestra’s poetry class [Philadelphia, PA]
  • Moore College of Art and Design for Scott Berzofsky’s Curatorial Practice class [Philadelphia, PA]
  • Tyler School of Art at Temple University for Suzanne Seesman’s class [Philadelphia, PA]
  • Mills College for Amy Franceschini’s courses [Oakland, CA]
  • College of the Redwoods for Cindy Hooper’s class [Eureka, CA]
  • University of San Francisco for David Silver and Melinda Stone’s gardening course [San Francisco, CA]
  • San Francisco Art Institute for Julio César Morales’ MFA seminar [San Francisco, CA]
  • California College of Art for Amy Franceschini’s social practice course [San Francisco, CA]
  • University of California at Los Angeles for Planning Department’s “Spatial Justice” Lecture Series [Los Angeles, CA]
  • California Institute of the Arts for Ashley Hunt’s course [Valencia, CA]
  • Syracuse University for Fereshteh Toosi’s writing course [Syracuse, NY]
  • University of Wisconsin for William Andersen’s art history course [Milwaukee, WI]
  • University of Wisconsin for Nicolas Lampert’s public art course [Milwaukee, WI]
  • Southern Illinois University for Sarah Kanouse’s On and Off The Map Seminar   [Carbondale, IL]
  • Dominican University in Michelle VanNatta’s Criminology course [River Forest, IL]
  • Northwestern University for Michael Rakowitz’s art class [Evanston, IL]
  • Keynote lecture at Columbia College Art and Design faculty retreat with Rebecca Zorach [Chicago, IL]
  • Chicago State University for Danny Block’s geography course [Chicago, IL]
  • University of Illinois at Chicago’s Social Justice Initiative [Chicago, IL]
  • University of Illinois Chicago for Eric Triantafillou’s Arts Education course [Chicago, IL]
  • DePaul University for Jim Duignan’s Visual Art Education course [Chicago, IL]
  • Loyola University for global cities summer lecture series [Chicago, IL]
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago for: Drea Howenstein’ Immersive Life Practives course; Mary Jane Jacobs’ Social Practice summer seminar; Claire Pentecost’s Knowledge-Lab course; Drea Howenstein’s Site/environment/communities course; Sarah Ross’ Knowledge-Lab course; “Art of Crossing the Street” course; Sharon Hayes’ performance course; Marianne Fairbank’s fiber course; Laurie Palmer’s mapping course; John Ploof and Drea Howenstein’s “Art of Crossing the Street” course; Ellen Rothenberg’s writing course; Marianne Fairbank’s education course; Gregory Sholette’s Arts Administration course; Paul Elitzik’s social movements course [Chicago, IL]

As an extension of my lecturing and teaching I participate in panel discussions at conferences:

Panel Discussions (2005-Present):

  • Panelist, Creative Time Summit “Socially Engaged Art and the University” [Brooklyn, NY].
  • Panelist, Neighborhood Time Exchange “What’s Being Made?: Questioning the Making of Place, Change and Space in the City”  [Philadelphia, PA].
  • Panelist, Allentown Art Museum [Allentown, PA].
  • Panelist, Community Engagement Conference at University of Pennsylvania [Philadelphia, PA].
  • Facilitator, Hand in Glove [Minneapolis, MN].
  • Panelist, Monument Lab at City Hall [Philadelphia, PA].
  • Conversation leader/Presenter at Open Engagement conference at Carnegie Mellon University [Pittsburgh, PA].
  • Panelist and Writing Mentor for Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship organized by The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition in partnership with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History [Oklahoma City, OK].
  • Panelist: “Ethics of Social Practices” at College Art Association [New York City, NY] (forthcoming)
  • Panelist: Central Time Centric conference at Plains Art Museum [Fargo, ND].
  • 10th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place at CalArts [Valencia, CA]
  • Moderator: Preserving and Activating Local Art Histories at the Chicago Creative Expo [Chicago, IL]
  • Panelist: Connecting the Dots: Post 1960’s Activist Networks and Creative Practice in Chicago at College Art Association [Chicago, IL]
  • Intersectionality Critique Exchange on Politics and Propaganda at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Office of Multicultural Affairs [Chicago, IL]
  • “Archiving the Alternative” panel at Open Dialogue 2013 – Organized by the Association of American Cultures [Providence, RI]
  • University of Coimbra “Rethinking Urban Inclusion: Spaces, Mobilisations, Interventions” Conference [Coimbra, Portugal]
  • “Creating Justice” Symposium at Oakton Community College [Des Plaines, IL]
  • “Life After the BFA” in Senior Seminar at University of Illinois at Chicago [Chicago, IL]
  • “Alternative Practices as Creative Civic Research” School of the Art Institute [Chicago, IL]
  • Plenary session on Food, Justice and Class across the food system at the annual Working Class Studies Association Conference, held this year at University of Illinois Chicago [Chicago, IL]
  • Arts Administration at ThreeWalls Salon [Chicago, IL]
  •  UCIRA “Future Tense” Conference at UCSD on SOTA/State of the Arts Blog [San Diego, CA]
  • “Community Supported Publishing” with Left Turn, AK Press, Charles H. Kerr Publishing at US Social Forum [Detroit, MI]
  • “The Educational work of AREA Chicago” at Transductores conference [Granada, Spain] (see video here)
  • “Media Justice” Discussion in ARC09 at Little Village High School [Chicago IL]
  • “Art and Critique in the Obama Climate” part of CONVERGE Curators Forum at Art Chicago [Chicago IL]
  • “Relocating Art and Its Public” College Art Association Annual Conference [Los Angeles, CA]
  • “An Atlas of Radical Cartography” at Redhouse Gallery [Syracuse, NY]
  • “What We Know of Our Past and Demand of Our Future” Seminar organized by LetsRemakeTheWorld at Mess Hall [Chicago, IL]
  • “Public Address” organized by the Danish public art organization Publik at 16 Beaver and Change You Want To See Gallery [New York City]
  • “Continental Drift” seminar at 16Beaver Group [New York City]
  • “Producing Counter Territories: The Intersections of Mapping and Resistance Practices” with Emily Forman, Maribel Casas-Cortes and Sebastian Cobarrubias at the National Conference on Organized Resistance/American University [Washington, DC]
  • RE-Activism “New Media Artist as Urban Planner [Budapest, Hungary]


Workshops and Facilitation

Because of my organizing, teaching and lecturing experience I have been brought in to facilitate public and private meetings and discussions, including (2002-Present):

  • Moderator, Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra)’s Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge project hosted “Neighborhood Convening” with Pepón Osorio, Cynthia Figueroa, and Shira Walinsky [Philadelphia, PA].
  • Mentor “Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship” [Oklahoma City, OK]
  • Facilitator “When Art and Nature Intersect: Reconsidering Our Environments” panel about the “Chicago’s Twelve: 12 Artists Mobilizing the Earth” exhibition at Garfield Park Conservatory [Chicago, IL]
  • Retreat Facilitator  – University of California Institute for Research in the Arts [Santa Barbara, CA]
  • Moderator at Hand-In-Glove AIAO panel on Local Arts Eco-Systems [Chicago, IL]
  • Seminar Leader/Lecturer “Public Space” ARThotel [Chisinau, Moldova]
  • Workshop leader of writing classes on the theme of urban environments for Neighborhood Writing Alliance [Chicago]
  • Moderator for public panel discussion of “DIRT: Land/Use” project by Deke Weaver at Links Hall [Chicago]
  • Moderator “Revolt On Goose Island” Labor and the Economic Crisis at Chicago Cultural Center [Chicago, IL] (Audio here)
  • Moderator “I Shall Create” Panel at Hyde Park Art Center. Organized by Public Square and Neighborhood Writing Alliance, featuring Chicago artists Toufic El Rassi, Coya Paz, and Dan S. Wang. Listen to audio from Chicago Public Radio [Chicago, IL]
  • Facilitator/Co-Organizer (with Nato Thompson) “Town Hall Meetings” in Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, LA, and New Orleans for Creative Time, Inc. [New York City]
  • Moderator “Activating Audiences Through Research and Remembering” at NAMAC’s annual conference [Austin, TX]
  • Facilitator “Alternative Cultural Spaces” Polvo Gallery [Chicago, IL]
  • Panel Moderator “Cultural Interference” Version>04 Festival [Chicago, IL]
  • Introducer “D.I.Y. Geo-Politics” Brian Holmes Lecture The Art Institute [Chicago, IL]
  • Moderator “Que Se Vayan Todos” Argentina, Select Media Festival and La Decima Musa [Chicago, IL]
  • Facilitator “Tactical Media discussion/silk-screening workshop”, A-Zone [Chicago, IL]

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