Cross Pollination

**Speakers List Updated! See Below!

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The Socially Engaged Craft Collective, in partnership with the School of Design and the Arts at Minneapolis College, is excited to announce a day of workshops, panels, and participation with Cross Pollination: an NCECA pre-conference for artists and educators about socially engaged craft, pedagogy, and artistic action.

Cross pollination suggests exchange and interchange, collaborative action and genetic recombination. Craft and education, art and society are each varietals of humanity’s richest plants. We aim to speak to interdisciplinarity, remixing, intersectionality, and novel combinations while considering traditional and emergent theories of making and teaching.

A one-day participatory conference experience, Cross Pollination will incorporate expert voices from both craft and social engagement perspectives. Participants will find resources and emerging ideas for their art practices and classrooms through panel discussions, lectures and interactive learning experiences.

Conference Tuesday, March 26, 2019;  8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Preview Reception of “Ferment” 5:30 – 6:30 pm

8:30-9:15 am Registration
9:30-10:45 Keynote Conversation with Seitu Jones
11:00-12:30 Morning Breakout Sessions
12:30-2:30 Lunch and Table Sessions
2:45-4:15 Afternoon Breakout Sessions
4:30-5:30 Closing Remarks with Marcus Young and Mary C. Baumstark
5:30-6:30 “Ferment” Preview Reception and Participatory Experience

Breakout sessions will focus on the following: Communities (Engaging in Cross-Sector Collaboration with Rachel Breen, Sarah Schultz, and Jun-Li Wang); Pedagogy (Engagement and Collaboration with Anna Metcalfe, Jess Hirsch, and Witt Siasoco); Idea Generation (Socially Engaged Craft in Practice with Forrest Gard and Cheyenne Rudolph); and Logistics (the “How To” of Socially Engaged Craft including Ethics and Sustainability with nicole gugliotti, Peter HaakoCross Pollination PDFn Thompson, Habiba El Sayed, and Courtney Leonard).

Location:  Minneapolis College, near Loring Park and the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis

Student Registration: $40

General Registration: $75

The SECC is currently soliciting donations to sponsor registrations for those in financial need. DONATE on the registration page.

Financial Aid and Scholarships available. Please contact the SECC for more information.