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Join us on January 18th for an academic symposium highlighting environmental sustainability on MassArt's campus as part of the celebrations surrounding the inauguration of Dr. Mary K. Grant. Come hear from faculty, staff, and students about MassArt’s involvement with the 2022 World Wide Climate Teach-In, and our plans and goals for 2023, and the next 150 years! Learn how faculty and students have incorporated sustainable materials, methodologies, and concepts into their curriculum and own creative practices.


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9:30-10:00  Coffee and refreshments


10:00-10:40  Worldwide Climate Teach In: Presentation with Bard and AICAD

The panel discussion will be in the DMC Lecture Hall and shared online as a webinar. Register here to join the discussion virtually. 


A panel of MassArt faculty, students, and staff discuss lessons learned from participating in the 2022 Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice, and their plans and goals for this year's Teach-In (March 27 - 31). MassArt President Mary K. Grant will provide opening remarks. 


10:45-11:45 Sustaining the Next 150 Years at MassArt: Methodologies and Materials

Faculty, staff, and students discuss their experiences, perspectives, and methodologies regarding sustainability in the curriculum at MassArt. The panel represents a variety of different experiences, perspectives, and methodologies at MassArt. 


11:45-1:00 Student Groups Celebrating Sustainability

Join us for refreshments in the DMC and learn more about the student run groups interested in sustainability and the environment. For instance, the Restore is a prolific and vital resource for the MassArt community, and is celebrating its 10 year anniversary! As a student-run (SGA) organization, they provide free materials to any and all, while promoting sustainable practices through re-use and re-invention. Join us for an Upcycle Project and transform an item from the Restore through form, surface, context, concept, or function. This is also an opportunity to connect with other related student groups.


1:00-2:00 Walnut Pigment Project

In 2021-22, Professor Jane Marsching from Studio Foundation made walnut pigment (ink/dye/paint), and distributed it across several disciplines. The faculty then integrated walnut pigment into their curriculum, which culminated in a cross disciplinary exhibition. Faculty in Painting, Illustration, and Fashion will discuss their experience.


2:00-3:00  Interpreting Sustainability in Your Art Practice: A Student Panel

Students discuss ways they investigate, interpret, and incorporate sustainability in their personal art practice.



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  • Simoné Schwartz
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