And Also: Artists and Designers Writing

Artists and designers today are also writing—more often and in more forums than ever before. In this half-day symposium, three editors of artists’ and designers’ writings and three artists and designers who are also writers offer history, theory, readings, reflection, and speculation around distinct forms of dual practice.

Friday, October 16, 1 to 5 PM

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum

Free and open to the public

1-2:30—Artists’ and Designers’ Writings in Context

Marisa Mazria Katz, Editor, Creative Time Reports

Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Founding Co-Editor, PRAXIS: A Journal of Writing and Building

Brian Wallis, Editor, Blasted Allegories: An Anthology of Writings by Contemporary Artists

2:45-4:15—Artists and Designers Writing

Rob Giampietro, designer, writer, and Creative Lead for Google Design NY

John Miller, artist, critic, and author of John Miller: The Ruin of Exchange and Other Writings on Art

Marisa Olson, artist, critic, and author of In Review

4:15-5:00—Conversation and Q+A

Organized by the RISD Writing Center and the Division of Graduate Studies, in conjunction with the graduate course Public(ation)s, taught by Patricia Phillips, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Jen Liese, Director of the Writing Center. Throughout the year, the course serves as a forum for public events and conversations on evolving forms of writing, editing, and publishing. Co-sponsored by the RISD Museum of Art.


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