Ellen Mueller


by Ellen Mueller on February 16, 2022, no comments

call for presentations

I am excited to be chairing a panel at the SECAC Conference in Baltimore, MD, October 26 – 29, 2022, entitled, Supporting Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion in Critique. This was our panel for the 2021 conference that was cancelled (I’m excited that the wonderful Allison Ysukawa will be presenting on the panel too!). We’re looking for 2-3 more presenters. Here’s the abstract:

As diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion [DEAI] becomes more widely supported and integrated into higher education, various sub-topics have become more prominently visible, including critique practices. We see evidence of this renewed interest via a number of sources, from the 2016 documentary film, “Room of Silence,” to highly structured critique approaches such as Liz Lerman’s “Critical Response Process”, to full books such as Pamela Fraser and Roger Rothman’s “Beyond Critique” (2018) or Terry Barrett’s “Crits: A Student Manual” (2018). This panel seeks submissions that address the intersection of critique and DEAI. Topics of investigation could include, but are not limited to, examining existing or proposed approaches that foreground DEAI considerations; discussing student preparation for critique; looking at the past, present, and future of these practices; integrating technology; or examining other related topics.

Proposals are due by March 17. SECAC membership is required if your presentation is accepted. Conference registration fee is required of all.

To submit, select “Studio Art” from the drop-down menu, and then a new drop-down will appear where you can click the title of my panel:

screenshot of application portal

If you’ve never written a conference proposal before, here’s a great article about how to write one.

Conference Dates: October 26 – 29, 2022
Venue: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 E Pratt St
Call for Presentations/Papers Due: 
Website: https://secacart.org/page/Baltimore

Please share far and wide! I would love to hear from a wide variety of interested people.