Shoptalk: Field Tools for Critical Making
Glenda Drew, Sara Dean, Beth Ferguson and Jiayi Young / USA
University of California, Davis – California College of the Arts
arts.ucdavis.edu/faculty-profile/glenda-drew vucastudio.com soldesignlab.com/ jiayiyoung.net/
Shoptalk: Field Tools for Critical Making engages participants to practice methods of thinking and making to promote social resiliency, art for social change, and participatory action for peace. This half-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to collaborate and build their own submissions for the Field Tools for Peace ISEA exhibition and online gallery, and explore new approaches to making. Workshop leaders will start with short presentations about their own community arts practices and case study overviews. Workshop participants will then have the opportunity to introduce themselves and brainstorm topics and mediums to create projects with. Methods for collaboration through rapid prototyping and problem solving will include creative acts of listening, and shared narratives and visions of possible futures in both digital and public art installation.