In/Out: Ethics, Attention and Intention in Socially-Engaged Art

By Moore College of Art & Design (other events)

Fri, Jul 22 2016 9:00 AM EST Sun, Jul 24 2016 5:00 PM EST

Participants include: A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends, Erika Almiron, Eastern State Penitentiary,  Jane Ursula Harris, Marline Johnson, Sean Kelley, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Louise Pilar Martorano, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Patricia Phillips, Michael Rakowitz, Anthony Romero, Lucia Sanroman, Southeast by Southeast, Southwest Roots: Bartram’s Garden and Mural Arts, Nato Thompson, Salamishah Tillet, Scheherazade Tillet, Jonathan Wallis, Dan S. Wang, West Philadelphia with Philadelphia LISC (including Spiral Q, Tiny WPA and PEC CDC), Risë Wilson, Marion Wilson, and more.

Presented by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Moore College of Art & Design’s Graduate Social & Studio Practices department. Co-Organized by Paul M. Farber (Haverford College/Mural Arts) and Daniel Tucker (Moore)

Support for In/Out has been provided by the Ford Foundation, Hemera Foundation and The Knight Foundation Donor-Advised Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation (list of funders complete as of 6-6-16).  Media Partner: Next City


Various Locations
Moore College of Art and Design
1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

12:00 pm Welcome Remarks and Opening Keynote Address by Risë Wilson, Director of Philanthropy fro the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, at Moore College of Art & Design, Stewart Auditorium

1:00–2:00 pm Lunch in Moore Dining Hall

2:00–5:30 pm Site Visits to Southeast by Southeast, Southwest Roots: Bartram’s Garden and Mural Arts,and West Philadelphia with Philadelphia LISC (including Spiral Q, Tiny WPA and PEC CDC) Attendees Select One Site to Visit for the Entire Afternoon; Transportation Provided

6:30–8:30 pm  Final Trolley Stop: In/Out Reception at Eastern State Penitentiary
Please note: Trolleys leave from Moore College and culminate at Eastern State Penitentiary. Program will include: Pablo Helguera performance, In/Out Film and Video festival curated by students, and publication releases: AArt and the Public Sphere edited by Jonathan Wallis and Social Practice that is Race by Dan S. Wang and Anthony Romero


Moore College of Art and Design, Stewart Auditorium
1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

9:00–10:00 am Breakfast at Moore College of Art & Design, Widner Atrium Gallery

10:00 am Welcome and Saturday Keynote Address by Michael Rakowitz

11:00–12:30 pm Panel #1 A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends

12:30–1:30 pm Lunch in Moore Dining Commons:  Lunch will include discussion facilitated by Moore graduate students on themes about ethics in socially-engaged art and In/Out Film and Video festival curated by students

1:30–3:00 pm Panel #2 “Familias Separadas” Project         

3:00–3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30–5:00 pm Closing Panel: Engagement Curators featuring Sean Kelley (Eastern State Penitentiary), Louise Pilar Martorano (RedLine), Lucia Sanroman (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), and Nato Thompson (Creative Time), moderated by Maori Holmes (Institute for Contemporary Art Philadelphia).

A short reception will follow the program at Moore

This day of presentations and dialogue will involve several “deep dive” presentations about particular groups and broader thematic conversations about ethics and social engagement in the arts. Confirmed speakers include a keynote presentation by Michael Rakowitz, as well as A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends, Michelle Angela Ortiz and Erika Almiron, Lucia Sanroman (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), Sean Kelley (Eastern State Penitentiary), Nato Thompson (Creative Time), and Louise Pilar Martorano (RedLine). During the lunch event students from Moore’s Social & Studio Practices program will be facilitating discussions and a student-curated film festival on the theme of ethics, attention and intention will be screened. Interpretation will be provided for monolingual Spanish speakers by Intergalactic Interpretation Collective and the day will be live-streamed in order to reach a broader national audience. Correspondents from interdisciplinary civic fields will be invited to write reflections on the convening and and various efforts will be made to incorporate the voices of a cohort of past presenters from 2015 through writing and video.


Morning Brunch, Site Visit and Panel
Location: Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagys Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128

9:15 am Carpool/Van Ride from Moore: Meet outside of the Lobby at Moore College

10:00 -11:00 am Arrival + breakfast + gallery viewing: Attendees will have the opportunity to see Bryophilia, Marion’s gallery show at the Schuylkill Center, and speak with her about the work while enjoying Moore-provided breakfast

11:00 am-12:15 pm Welcome + panel discussion with Marion Wilson, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Jane Ursula Harris, moderated by Patricia Phillips.

12:15-1:00 pm Site walk with Keith Bowman (bryologist): Keith will lead a walk around the Schuylkill Center grounds to show attendees our forested site, with a focus on bryophytes

1:00 pm Conclude + depart: Carpool/Van will return to Moore after the culmination of the program


Only $25 for All Three Days and Includes Receptions, plus Lunch on Friday/Saturday and Breakfast on Saturday/Sunday.

A La Carte: $15 for Friday Site Visits and Lunch; $10 Eastern State Reception and Dinner; $15 for Saturday; $5 Sunday Breakfast.

To inquire about attending on scholarship, please email Paul Farber at [email protected]

Please email Daniel Tucker at [email protected] if you have any dietary restrictions. </span>

*Save The Date: In/Out summer symposium on July 21 and 22, 2017

Image: Familias Separadas  / Te Amo (I Love You) © 2015 Michelle Angela Ortiz. Love Park, 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia. Photo by Steve Weinik.