"Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy and Engagement" conference
Northeastern University
Above: Courtesy Northeastern University.
Above: Courtesy Northeastern University.
November 2–4, 2017

Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design will host "Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy and Engagement," the annual conference of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), and invites you to join us from November 2 to 4 in Boston, MA.

The Alliance for Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a member organization that maps arts-integrative learning, contextually examines arts research developments, explores the value-added results of campus collaborations, and connects multiple stakeholders, to advance a more complete national agenda linking the arts and other disciplines in higher education.

With over 100 presenters, this conference will feature lectures, workshops and case studies over three days. Conference co-hosts are Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and SMFA at Tufts. A selection of the presenters includes:

Jamie Bennett
Executive Director, ArtPlace America

Julie Burros
Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston

Robert Blackson
Curator & Director of Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art

Tad Hirsch
Chair of Art & Design, Northeastern University

Shannon Jackson
Associate Vice Chancellor, Arts and Design - University of California, Berkeley

Maria Rosario Jackson
Senior Advisor to the Arts and Culture Program, The Kresge Foundation

Sarah Kanouse
Artist, Professor Northeastern University

Rick Lowe
Founder, Project Row Houses, University of Houston

Jason Schupbach
Director, The Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

Steven Tepper
Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

Please join us in Boston. For more information, visit our website.

October 26, 2017