Robin Hill and Glenda Drew on Arts in the Public Sphere
Robin Hill and Glenda Drew will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Art + California: Proximity, Place, and the Public Research University” at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference November 1-4, 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston.
The University of California’s 10 campuses are uniquely situated within the diverse geographies of the state (urban,suburban, rural, bordered, inland and coastal). As anchor institutions,they host unique field ecologies for study and research. Campuses are also among the largest employers in the state, playing a key role in shaping their region’s socio-economic and land-use development. A visual survey across California’s public universities and their surrounding environs will explore campus-based strategies for institutional organizing within the national framework of Imagining America, recently relocated to the UC system at Davis. IA is an academic network of more than 140 colleges and universities, advocating for publicly-engaged scholarship in the arts,humanities and design. Place-based concepts centered around civic inclusion, community agency and sustainability will be addressed at varying scales and field settings. Case studies will frame a broader discussion by all session participants.*