2019 Visiting Scholar: Dr. Sami Schalk
June 13, 2019
Dr. Sami Schalk, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be a visiting scholar in the Critical Studies program for the Fall 2019 semester.
Dr. Schalk will be delivering a lecture on September 25, at 6:30 pm, in the Mediatheque.
"Dr. Sami Schalk is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at UW-Madison. Her research focuses on disability, race, and gender in contemporary American literature and culture, especially African American and women’s texts. Dr. Schalk’s first book, Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction, was published by Duke University Press in 2018. Dr. Schalk’s work has also appeared in a variety of journals such as Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Journal of Modern Literature, Journal of Popular Culture, Girlhood Studies, and African American Review. Dr. Schalk teaches courses on disability studies, black feminism, intersectionality, and literature such as “Gender & Social Justice Literature,” “Gender, Disability & Sexuality,” and “Adaptations of Black Women’s Literature.”"
Learn more about Dr. Schalk's work at: https://samischalk.com
Follow her on Twitter: @DrSamiSchalk
The Critical Studies class of 2020 recently spent a week at Caldera for a writing retreat.. The retreat is an opportunity for students to take a break from their day-to-day obligations and reflect on their research in a beautiful natural setting. Walking the trails and spending time by the lake created an opportunity for solitude and contemplation. Shared meals and conversations helped the cohort connect and bond. There were nightly fires in the hearth.
Caldera began as a kids art camp in 1996 with the intent of taking children with limited opportunities out of the city and giving them the chance to engage with creativity amongst nature. The camp provides an Artists in Residency Program during the winter months, January-March, opening the facilities to visiting artists of any discipline to engage with their practice surrounded by the mountains and nestled upon the lake.
This year students work was guided by Professor Taylor Eggan and Program Chair Shawna Lipton. Visiting artists Sidony O’Neal and Bart Fitzgerald joined the cohort for the week. O’Neal and Fitzgerald provided students individual feedback, partook in nightly dinner discussion, and shared some of their own works in progress.
This annual retreat is an important part of the Critical Studies curriculum.
Graduate Symposium on Art and Environmental Justice
A two-day interdisciplinary symposium from November 22-23, 2019, to promote dialogue on the interplay of environmentalism, social justice, design, education, and the arts.
On November 22 + 23, PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies will host a free, two-day interdisciplinary symposium to promote dialog on the interplay of environmentalism, social justice, design, education, and the arts.
Scholars, activists, educators, designers, and artists working on environmental justice issues will explore the politics surrounding systemic biases and the ways that environmental degradation and climate change intersect with race, gender, and class to create disproportionate outcomes on both a local and global scale.
The day’s agenda will place art and design at the center of these conversations, investigating how creative practices contribute to community and global struggles for environmental justice.
- a lecture by Macarena Gómez-Barris
- readings by CA Conrad, Allison Cobb, and Demian DinéYazhi
- panels on Queer Ecology and Art + Activism
- participatory workshops and demonstrations
For more information about the symposium visit pnca.edu//grad-symposium.
Please join the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at our Annual Open Studios! Every year PNCA’s graduate students invite the public into their studios and exhibition spaces for an evening filled with art, design and dialogue.
This event is an opportunity to get a private view of what grad students have been working on and to engage with them in conversation about their individual practices and projects. This event will feature work that spans and addresses a wide variety of media, forms, and concepts. Join us for an evening of lively, engaging conversation and art!
Saturday, November 9th
5-7pm 511 NW Broadway
MFA Collaborative Design/MA Design Systems
MFA Print Media
MFA Low Residence Visual Studies
2139 N Kerby
MFA Applied Craft + Design
MA Critical Studies
MFA Visual Studies
MFA Low Residence Creative Writing
MFA in Craft (OCAC Teach-Out Students)
November 6, 2019: Lecture by Emi Koyama
Pacific Northwest College of Art
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
ASL interpretation provided
PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies Program in partnership with PICA, presents a free, public lecture by Emi Koyama, a multi-issue social justice activist, writer, and rogue intellectual. Emi often writes and speaks out about feminism, sexual and domestic violence, sex work/trade and trafficking, queer and trans liberation, and intersex and disability issues, among others.
This event is in conjunction with No Human Involved: The 5th Annual Sex Workers’ Art Show. This series of free, public programs will explore the intersection of art, activism, and independent publishing, with a particular focus on sex workers and their communities.
The exhibition and accompanying symposium are co-curated by Kat Salas and Matilda Bickers of STROLL PDX and Roya Amirsoleymani of Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA).
Featured events include this public lecture by writer, activist, artist, and sex worker Emi Koyama at the Pacific Northwest College of Art; a panel discussion with artists who are sex workers on current topics and debates in connection with sex work; and the release of a special edition of Working It, a compilation of critical and creative writing by sex workers that will be collaboratively designed and printed at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) by STROLL PDX and guest artist Rose Nordin (London, UK), who will also give an artist talk about her practice in design, self-publishing, and DIY cultures.
The symposium will conclude with a closing conversation among STROLL, PICA, and Rose Nordin on questions of collaboration, creative process, and community responsiveness in contemporary art projects that seek to span sites and spaces of social and cultural difference.
"Better Than Nothing" the work of MA Critical Studies/MFA Visual Studies candidate Krista Anara Cibis, in the PNCA 157 Gallery
Now on view in the PNCA 157 Gallery: Better Than Nothing, the work of MA Critical Studies/MFA Visual Studies candidate Krista Anara Cibis
Her exhibition, “Better Than Nothing” features works developed during her year long artist residence at Textile Hive. Textile Hive, located in Portland, is the worlds largest private textile archive. There are over 40,000 textiles collected by fashion designer, Andrea Aranow. During the residency, Krista was also able to work with Andrea in New York, giving the opportunity to study antique Peruvian Fiesta textile materials and construction in detail. This exhibition carries several lines of inquiry and represent only a portion of the works and themes developed during her residency.
Krista Anara Cibis is an artist/scholar based in Portland, Oregon. Her work is centered on observation and of communication and culture. Materials and techniques are important aspects of the works. The materials range from textile, organic, synthetic, or found objects, most recently that means, fencing masks, bees and cannula (oxygen hoses.) The medium and technique are integral to the meaning in her work.