Shoptalk: Field Tools for Critical Making

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  • Shoptalk: Field Tools for Critical Making

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  • 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 halfday 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.

    Shoptalk: Field Tools for Critical Making looks beyond solo authorship to explore and practice processes for collaborative making; identifying and establishing new toolkits for peace and safety; tools for engaging digital communities in meaningful ways; creating practices of identity and disguisement in precarious situations; and creatively exploring and establishing practical and theoretical relationships with peace and nature. This workshop will be translated into both Spanish and English by one of the bilingual workshop facilitators.

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