Past Event

Making, Knowing, Learning

June 12, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Event Description

These panelists’ pedagogical practices and scholarly research examine the intersection of education, creation, and curation. Collectively, the focus of their work spans centuries. They use making as a form of critical inquiry in historical and contemporary contexts, address ethical implications of the curation of indigenous artifacts, and explore the broader environmental impact of the artifacts we make and those we discard. This discussion will critically examine the life cycle of objects in the past and present, and explore the benefits of centering making, artifacts, and curation in the liberal arts classroom.

Event Speakers

  • Pamela Smith, Founding Director of the Center for Science and Society and Leader of the Making and Knowing Project at Columbia University
  • Matt Ratto, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto
  • Kirsty Robertson, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at Western University
  • Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Assistant Professor of Native North American Indigenous Knowledge at the University of Washington
  • Moderated by Christina Neilson,Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art History at Oberlin College

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Part of the Crafting Change Symposium hosted by Oberlin College and Conservatory.