Art History & Appreciation

Making Space: Movement for Change

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This is event is being held online. After registering, connection information will be emailed to you.

General Public
$50 / $20 per class
PAFA Members: $35/ $15 per class

Abby King
Faith Ringgold, (b. 1930) Tar Beach 2, 1990 Silkscreen on silk and pieced printed cotton, ed. 13/24 65 3/4 x 65 1/4 in. (167.005 x 165.735 cm.) The Howard A. and Ann R. Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African-American Art, 1999.17.2

In her book, Feminist City, urban geographer Leslie Kern exposes the social inequalities built into our cities, homes, and neighborhoods, all hidden in plain sight. In this three-part series join Kern as she offers an alternative vision of city planning, particularly focusing on what it’s like living in public spaces not designed for female bodies and how artists can help us reconsider our urban environments.

For our third and final week, we’ll look at an array of movements that are pushing for change. Examples will include gender mainstreaming; toilet equity campaigns; prison and police abolition; anti-harassment work; sex workers rights; accessibility movements; anti-gentrification work; and mutual aid. We’ll examine how these efforts are working to remake public space, collectivize care work, and generate ground-up safety practices for women and others.

This lecture series is exhibition inspired by Taking Space: Women Artists and the Politics of Scale.


Important Note: To help accommodate diverse schedules, individual class sessions will be recorded and made available to class participants for a week after each class takes place.