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10am–4pm
Arts, Displacement, and Intentional Communities
The Colored Girls Museum
The Colored Girls Museum, Address: 548 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Pre-Convening Program
3:30–4:30pm
Tour of Charting a Path to Resistance: An interactive mural at the Philadelphia City Archives
 
Venue/Room: Christ Church Neighborhood House, Address: 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tours
6:30–10pm
Kick-Off Party
 
Christ Church Neighborhood House, Address: 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Party
6:30–10pm
Registration + Check-In
 
Christ Church Neighborhood House, Address: 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Welcome Desk
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Title
Presenters
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9–9:30am
Coffee and Breakfast available (coffee all day)
 
Friends Center / Cherry Street Room
 
9am–6:30pm
Registration + Check-In
 
Friends Center, Address: 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Welcome Desk
9:30–10am
Common Field Announcements and Introduction
Courtney Fink
Friends Center / Race Street Room
Common Field Announcements
10–11:30am
All Together Session #1
 
Friends Center / Race Street Room
 
11:30am–12pm
Break
 
Friends Center
Break
12–1:30pm
We Like Our Size, Thank You: resisting organizational growth within capitalism
Leila Weefur, Dorothy Santos, jerome rivera pansa, Living Room Light Exchange
Friends Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Room
Conversation
12–1:30pm
The Company You Keep | The Role of Partnership in Artist Residencies
Stephanye Watts, Recess, Flux Factory
Friends Center, Rufus Jones Room
Report from the Field
12–1:30pm
Practices in Collective Care
Li Sumpter, LaTreice Branson, Andrea Ngan, Creative Resilience Collective
Friends Center, Lucretia Mott Room
Report from the Field
12–1:30pm
Out of Sight: A Conversation on Visual Arts Podcasting
Dana Bassett, Tyler Green, Gonzalo Reyes
Friends Center, Room 136
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12–1:30pm
Powerful Vulnerable
Pia Agrawal, Aurora Picture Show, Social Practices Art Network (SPAN)
Friends Center, Room 21
Conversation
12–1:30pm
The (Re)Making of Memory
martina dodd, Monique Dodd, Tsedaye Makonnen, Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Friends Center, Race Street Room
Panel

History is like a ghost that haunts our present through memory, subjectivity, and temporality. It refuses to go away; yet at times it is forgotten, misinterpreted, and altered. Buried deep in the recesses of our minds and shelved away in the allegorical graveyard of the archive, moments of the past live on forever. It is the act of remembering and recontextualizing that resuscitates such moments and breathes new life into their stories. The panel of artists and curators explore the politics and poetics of remembering and (re)imaging their familial legacy within the African Diaspora while revising its omission within the lens of American history. This panel will focus on the research methods and creative processes of visual artists and curators who utilize both personal and public archives to explore the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. By examining the panelists’ interwoven roles of historian, archivist, and artist they will seek to critique and analyze the ways historical accounts are recorded and disseminated.

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12–1:30pm
On Becoming Institution: Founding and Succeeding an Artist Run Organization
Shey Rivera, Elsewhere, Taller Puertorriqueño, Coleman Center for the Arts
Friends Center, Room 21
Conversation
1:30–2:30pm
Lunch
 
Friends Center / Cherry Street Room + Courtyard
Meal
2:45–3pm
Common Field Announcements
 
Friends Center / Race Street Room
Common Field Announcements
3–4:30pm
All Together Session #2
 
Friends Center / Race Street Room
All Together Session
4:30–5pm
Break
 
Friends Center / Race Street Room
Break
5–6:30pm
Archiving for Now and Later
Cameron Shaw, Anna Perricci
Friends Center, Room 21
Workshop
5–6:30pm
Collaboration without Fireworks
Beta-Local
Friends Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Room
Report from the Field
5–6:30pm
DIY Residencies in Non-Urban Environments: Building visibility, diversity and sustainability outside an urban-centric art world
Piney Wood Atlas, Elise DeChard, Tomorrow River Homestead
Friends Center, Room 136
Conversation
5–6:30pm
Practicing a Politics of Difference in Arts & Culture
Lizania Cruz, Press Press, Lynnette Miranda
Friends Center, Rufus Jones Room
Conversation
5–6:30pm
Legends from the Formation of the Field: NAAO & NCFE
Joy Silverman, Penelope Boyer
Friends Center, Lucretia Mott Room
Conversation
5–6:30pm
Can Artists Be Policy Makers?
Creating Our Future, Artscream Truck
Friends Center, Race Street Room
Report from the Field
7:30–10:30pm
Satellite Dinners
 
Around Philadelphia
Meal
10:30pm–12am
Evening Program Options
 
Around Philadelphia
Party
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Title
Presenters
Venue/Room
Type
9–10am
Coffee and Breakfast Snacks available (coffee all day)
 
Friends Center / Cherry Street Room
Meal
9am–5pm
Registration + Check-In
 
Friends Center
Welcome Desk
10–11:30am
Integration vs. Inclusion: an experiment in community
Dominic Amorin, Carissa Burkett, Sonya Hamilton, Madeline Sorenson
Friends Center, Rufus Jones Room
Report from the Field
10–11:30am
Race & Curation
Carmen Hermo, Kim Nguyen
Friends Center, Race Street Room
Panel
10–11:30am
The Art of Survival: Strategies of Creative Resistance + Resilience
Nyasha Felder, Richard Patterson, Li Sumpter
Friends Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Room
Workshop
10–11:30am
Reconsidering Place: troubling the urban/rural binary for artist practices and organizations
Emily Artinian, Fawn Daphne Plessner, Matthew Fluharty, Emelie Chhangur, Street Road, Art of the Rural
Friends Center, Lucretia Mott Room
Report from the Field

The field of art is framed by a normative belief that urban spaces constitute a ‘center’ and rural spaces a ‘periphery’. This imaginary is increasingly challenged by concepts that ambiguate conventional understandings of the ‘urban’ and the ‘rural’, as well as other framings such as 'suburban' or 'exurban'. Such designations don’t capture today’s variegated social and cultural spaces, comprised as they are of axes of relationships and mobilities amongst multiple places, including online spaces. This limited terminology reifies place through colonial vocabularies and concepts and thereby reinforces the racialization and industrialization of space, also leaving out important indigenous concepts and relations to place. Further, it can sustain immobilities, even as mobility and access are increasingly assumed. This session draws out speakers' and attendees' perspectives to examine working in multiple in-betweens, aiming to raise new questions about the cogency of claims to centrality and marginality.

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10–11:30am
The Problem with "Issues": Renegotiating the Pragmatics of Language in Common Space
Extension or Communication, Nerissa Cooney
Friends Center, Room 21
Conversation
10:30am–12pm
Break
 
Friends Center
Break
12–1:30pm
Performing Identity: Artist + Curator + Activist
Khadija Adell, Joyell Arvella, Precious Blake, Ashley Dehoyos
Friends Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Room
Conversation
12–1:30pm
Education for Arts Organizing
Chloë Bass, Linda Earle, Anthony Romero, Daniel Tucker
Friends Center, Race Street Room
Panel
12–1:30pm
I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: Post No Bills, a conversation with Ross Gay and Brooke O’Harra on the uncultivated audience.
Brooke O'Harra and Ross Gay
Friends Center, Lucretia Mott Room
Dialogue
12–1:30pm
Keeping Women Free: from Banners to Bail Outs
Latyra Blake, Courtney Bowles, People's Paper Co-op
Friends Center, Rufus Jones Room
Workshop
12–1:30pm
Gentrification, Resistance and Cultural Heritage Preservation
 
Friends Center, Room 136
Panel
1:30–3pm
Lunch
 
Friends Center / Cherry Street Room + Courtyard
Meal
3:30–5pm
All Together Session #3
 
Friends Center / Race Street Room
All Together Session
5–8pm
Dinner on Your Own
 
Around Philadelphia
Meal
8pm–12am
Closing Night Party
Icebox Project Space, Grizzly Grizzly, Vox Populi, Li Sumpter
Icebox Project Space + Crane Arts Building, Address: 1400 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Party
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10:30am–2pm
Tracing the Boundary: Chinatown North Walking Tour
Asian Arts Initiative, Grizzly Grizzly, Vox Populi
Asian Arts Initiative, and Rollins Building (319 Building), Around Philadelphia, Address: 1219 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tours
10:30am–3:30pm
Street Road Reconsidering Place Tour
Street Road
Street Road Artists Space, Address: 725 Street Rd, Cochranville, PA 19330
Tours
12–4pm
Lancaster Ave Open Spaces
Philadelphia Contemporary
The Bank, Around Philadelphia, Address: 3750 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tours
12–4pm
Northeast Philadelphia Galleries & Cultural Spaces Self-Guided Tour
Ulises
Ulises, Around Philadelphia, Address: 31 E Columbia Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Tours