The Department of Art Education has opened submissions for their 9th annual Art and Design Education for Social Justice Symposium. Social justice is a broad objective that inspires an interdisciplinary approach. Art and Education for Social Justice encourages exploration of how art and design can support such initiatives. The goal of this symposium is to share the methodologies and results of practices that strive to have a direct public impact. The encounter will focus on the guiding question: How are art and design inspiring, affecting, and promoting social change?
The Art and Education for Social Justice Symposium provides an opportunity to gain insight into a range of practices aligned with social justice, and aims to start a conversation across disciplinary areas. This symposium embraces a perspective informed broadly by the notion of cultural pedagogies and looks forward to contributions from both in and outside the field of education.
The Art and Design Education for Social Justice Symposium will be held on January 27th and 28th, 2018. The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2017, while the notification of acceptance will be sent on November 10th, 2017.
This symposium is jointly hosted by the Department of Art Education of Florida State University, and the Art Education Program in collaboration with the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the School of Social Work, University of Georgia.
The 9th annual Art and Design Education for Social Justice Symposium will focus on multiple thematic areas that include the power of imagination (Strategies for re-envisioning, re-imagining, or re-conceptualizing our past, present and future), ethics/aesthetics (projects that develop and contextualize art making as praxis), communities, coalitions and collaboration (critical approaches to participatory projects) and the political now (emergent practices of resistance, resilience and solidarity in the current political climate).