Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy & Engagement
Northeastern’s College of Arts, Media and Design is honored to have been selected as the host for the national gathering of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru). The 2017 conference, Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement will use the city of Boston as a starting point for discussion and engagement.
This year’s conference includes breakouts, workshops, performances, and presentations with over 100 representatives from organizations around the world. Download the full conference schedule.
As a 21st century global city, Boston embodies many of the issues that drive diverse contemporary cultural contexts. It supports a rich and continually evolving sense of civic realms, and is home to leading arts, educational, medical, industrial, and corporate entities invested in innovative modes of research, practice, and civic participation. There is also clear recognition that the ‘public sphere’ is not confined to large metropolitan regions. Creating dynamic communities that engage and extend beyond traditional boundaries – in both virtual and material ways – remains a growing challenge and the work before us.
a2ru is a member organization that advances the full range of arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice to acknowledge, articulate, and expand the vital role of higher education in our global society. a2ru envisions a world in which universities – students, faculty, and leaders – acknowledge, deeply embed, and seamlessly integrate the arts in the pursuit of basic knowledge and in everyday practice. As an organization, a2ru values the arts as core to higher education, deep disciplinary knowledge and applied research in the arts, interdisciplinary creativity, durable collaboration, diverse community, and the research university as a driver toward a better world. For the complete list of Universities members of the a2ru network.
And presentations by Northeastern University’s:
John P. Wihbey
And Northeastern Students:
Pablo Hernandez Basulto
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:00am
Curry Student Center
346 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, Boston