Ellen Mueller

Call for Presentations – SECAC 2020

by Ellen Mueller on February 23, 2020, no comments


I am excited to be chairing a panel at the SECAC Conference in Richmond VA, Oct 21-24, 2020, entitled, Self Publishing as Social Practice. I’m looking for presenters. Here’s the abstract:

As social practice becomes more widely accepted and integrated into higher education, various sub-topics have become more visible, including self-publishing. From zines, newspapers, and field guides, to books, manifestos, and maps, self-publishing as a form of social practice has spread into wide-ranging art and design courses due to its low cost and accessibility, for both makers and readers. This panel seeks submissions that address wide-ranging manifestations of self-publishing as social practice from artists, designers, and art historians. For the purposes of this panel, we will categorize social practice as social engagement and collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions as a form of participatory art. Topics of investigation could include, but are not limited to, integrating technology, looking at the past, present, and future of these practices; examining existing or proposed courses focused on this subject; and sharing particularly effective assignments related to this area of study.

Proposals are due by May 15, 2020 (this is a NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!). SECAC membership is required if your presentation is accepted. Conference registration fee is required of all. Visit this link to submit your presentation proposal: https://secac.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/9/home  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:

self-publishing drop-down

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

Conference Dates: October 21-24, 2020
Venue: Richmond Marriott Downtown
Call for Papers Due: May 15, 2020 (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!)
Website: https://secacart.org/page/Richmond

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