Critically Caring and Creatively Reflecting: Art & Care Platform Series

Events — Online
13 December 2023, 16:00

Join us online for another talk at our Art & Care Platform Series this time with Sarah Travis (Ph.D.), Chair of the Art Education Program at the School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Sarah serves as co-Editor of Visual Arts Research Journal, and currently co-edits a book entitled Experiments in Art Research: How Do We Live Inquiry Through Art? with Jorge Lucero, Azlan Smith, and Catalina Hernández-Cabal that is set to be published by Routledge in 2024. We’ve had the delight of a sneak peek and cannot wait for this book to be out there!

Critically Caring and Creatively Reflecting: Drawing upon a critical reflective practice rooted in phenomenology and arts-based research, you will be invited to engage with a series of provocations as we consider: How do we critically care for others by creatively reflecting on ourselves? For researchers, artists and practitioners.

Sarah uses narrative, ethnographic, phenomenological, and arts-based research methods to critically examine issues around the identities and experiences of artists, art students, and art educators. She recently published on a phenomenology of joyful experimentation in art education, on Critical inquiry through inner and outer worlds through letter writing and developed an approach, using Flashpoints, for critical reflective practice for art educators. She has published journal articles in Art Education, Studies in Art Education, The Urban Review, International Journal of Education & the Arts, Journal for Cultural Research in Art Education, and Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. She co-edited Pedagogies in the Flesh: Case Studies on the Embodiment of Sociocultural Differences in Education (Palgrave, 2018) and Experiments in Art Research: How Do We Live Inquiry Through Art? (Routledge, forthcoming), contributing work on Friendship as scholarship: a path for living inquiry together.

The event is part of a series including examples of best practices impacting society, through the lens of creative research and care ethics. The series is led by Dr Elena Cologni, Artist and Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Practice, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, and Dr Merel Visse, Director Medical and Health Humanities at Drew University (US) and Associate Professor at the University for Humanistic Studies in The Netherlands.

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Event contact: Elena Cologni -