SESSION ONE | 11:00AM – 12:00PM
WRITING THE SOCIAL:
A PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOP
Led by Gretchen Coombs
COOPER FOUNDATION BUILDING, 8TH FLOOR, PETER COOPER SUITE
Note: This session requires pre-registration and is capped according to venue size. Pens and paper will be provided.
How can we write about the individuals and communities we encounter in our practice? How can writing about these social exchanges inform, document, and evaluate our work? After a warm up exercise, participants will follow directed writing prompts to consider these questions. Then they will engage in conversations to develop ethical techniques to better express everyday encounters.
Gretchen Coombs is a writer who researches the forms and structures of care in socially engaged art projects. She studies cultural institutions who practice care through curation and public programming. Her writing has been featured in The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and Temporary Art Review. Her forthcoming monograph, The Lure of the Social: Encounters with Contemporary Artists, will be published in 2020.