Symposium Date: January 20, 2014
Location: Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida USA
The Florida State University College of Fine Arts announces the call for research and creative works proposals for the 2014 Art & Design for Social Justice Symposium. The Symposium is sponsored by the Department of Interior Architecture + Design and Department of Art Education and will take place on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Florida on Martin Luther King Day, January 20th, 2014.
Abstracts are solicited for presentations on topics that reflect how art and/or design, broadly interpreted, can be avenues of solution seeking for issues of social justice. Proposals are also welcome from fields other than art and design including medicine, social work, criminal justice, law, music, theatre and dance. Proposals are due by midnight, October 4th, 2013. The Art & Design for Social Justice Symposium, now in its 7th year, is national in scope with double blind review policy for research and creative proposals. Accepted narratives are published in the symposium’s proceedings, available online.
Abstracts are solicited for presentation at the 2014 Art & Design for Social Justice Symposium, sponsored by the Department of Interior Architecture + Design and the Department of Art Education and underwritten by the College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance at Florida State University. Proposals are also welcome from fields other than art and design including medicine, social work, criminal justice, law, music, theatre and dance. Presentations should reflect how art and design, broadly interpreted, can be avenues of solution seeking for issues of social justice.
For documentation purposes, this is a national-scope symposium with double blind review acceptance policy for research and creative proposals.
Author(s) will prepare a presentation of original research 30 minutes in length. Abstracts should include the purpose or research question, relevant literature, method of investigation, discussion of findings and conclusions. Research methods may reflect either or both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, but must advance the body of knowledge. For research projects in progress, substantial literature review and beginning data collection should have already been accomplished prior to presentation.
Author(s) will have 30 minutes to present, and may use that time for presentation/performance, questions, and audience interaction on a social justice topic related to teaching, method and processes, theory, performance or practice. This category is also acceptable for creative works, such as literature readings, works of music, dance, theatre, performance art or other areas. If a work is performed, there should be sufficient verbal or other narrative context provided for the work’s connection to social justice such that the audience understands its impact. The topic background is developed and presented to provide direction for discussion. Audience exchange should stimulate creative thinking and reflection. The abstract should include this description so that reviewers can understand the submittal’s connection to social justice.
Posters may address a variety of research and conceptual topics. The format is graphic in nature fostering one-on-one dialogue with conference attendees. Each presenter will be assigned a 3’ x 6’ table for displaying the poster presentation. The poster session will be presented in an open forum during the symposium.
Authors will have 60 minutes to present, and may use that time for presentation, questions, and audience interaction on a social justice topic. The panel will present an issue that will stimulate discussion and reflection.
Author(s) will have 60 minutes to present, and may use that time for presentation, questions, and activities where participants become directly engaged in an activity (such as art therapy).
The call is open to currently enrolled graduate students, or those who have graduated within the past year. Graduate students may offer a proposal in the research, poster, panel or conceptual categories. The goal is to give students the opportunity to present at an academic conference and to receive feedback from conference participants regarding their research or project. In-progress works and projects should be fully conceived, but may not necessarily be completed/resolved by the presentation date. That is, substantial literature review or other planning and beginning data collection should have already been accomplish edprior to presentation. These submissions will also undergo a blind-review process, but will be labeled as graduate student abstracts.
To ensure a diversity of voices at the Symposium, presenters may participate in no more than two sessions.