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"What IS an Art PhD?" Upcoming Chicago and New York launch events
Transart Institute for Creative Research
Above: Photo: Aleks Slota, 2018.
Above: Photo: Aleks Slota, 2018.

"What IS an Art PhD?"
Join us in Chicago for our CAA Forum, one to one sessions as well as free workshop: "Practice As Research: Entwining the Threads".

“A Praxis Entwined”
Meet us in New York for a one-day session, including workshop, open house Q&A session, artist talks and reception with faculty, alumni and students.

Hit the ground running on applications to our upcoming low-residency practice-based, international MPhil and PhD Creative Research programs scheduled to start date this summer. All events are free.

Chicago: "What IS an Art PhD?" events

Thursday, February 13–15, 2020
TT PhD inquiries: mini meet-up sessions
(Sign-up below required)

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:30–2pm
What IS an Art Phd? An open informal forum
College Art Association
Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Il 60605
Conference Room 4L, Fourth Floor
12:30–1pm: Meet and greet
1–2pm: Drop-in circle discussion

Saturday, February 15, 2020: 3–6pm
Workshop: "Practice as Research, Entwining the Threads" with Michael Bowdidge, PhD
Columbia College of the Arts, 1306S. Michigan Ave. first floor, Chicago, IL 60605
(Free, sign-up below required)

New York: “A Praxis Entwined” events

Sunday, February 16, 2020
12–3pm—Workshop: "Practice as Research, Entwining the Threads"
with Michael Bowdidge, PhD
Art In General, 20 Jay Street, Suite M1oE, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(Free, sign-up below required)

3–3:45pm—Open house Q&A session (open to all)
3:45–5:15pm—Artist talks: Richard Jochum, Allison Geremia
5:15–6pmReception

The full program can be found here.
Workshop and individual session sign up forms can be found here.
More information about the upcoming PhD program.

About Transart
We champion self-directed, curious, flexible and independent-minded creative researchers working individually and/or collectively. Our border-free model and reputation attracts a diverse international body of students, faculty and advisors from equally diverse artistic and academic contexts and geographic locations. We are all part of a global, trans-disciplinary research community, creating opportunities to expand, enhance and sustain individual and collective practices in the world, beyond the walls of the traditional academy.

We support research in and on all creative areas, media and topics, with a particular focus on: international diaspora, post-nationalism and post-colonialism; exiled states; peace and mediation; memory and trauma; home, nostalgia and the uncanny; ecology and environmental activism; language and experimental pedagogies; space and temporary architecture; foreignness, otherness; liminal states, interstices, spacetime and the space in-between.

The independent Transart Institute was founded by and has been operated entirely by artists since 2004.

We are currently interested in expanding our portfolio of academic partnerships and programs, and would welcome informal discussions with interested parties—please contact us for further information.

January 9, 2020