Art at the center: Transdisciplinary creativity

October 18, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — During a four-week art education residency at BPS, a series of events will highlight transdisciplinary collaborations involving Penn State Art Education faculty and students and colleagues from outside the School of Visual Arts. Each week will include lectures, performances, and/or workshops by art education faculty in collaboration with others.

"Art at the Center: Transdisciplinary Creativity,” a project for activating pedagogical environments that envision sustainable futures, currently is showcased in the Borland Project Space (BPS) in 125 Borland Building.

Monday, Oct. 21

  • "Build" workshop with Aaron Knochel — 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday, Oct. 21-25

  • "Sensory Immersive Experiences of Place & Perspectives" with Karen Keifer-Boyd — 1:30-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

  • "Transdisciplinarity as Coming Together and Falling Apart" presentation with Aaron Knochel — 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • "Unravel Eco-social Entanglements" workshop with Art Education Graduate Students — 2:15-2:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

  • "Falling Apart" Workshop with Aaron Knochel — 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24

  • "Walking as Place-based Sensory Inquiry" Workshop with Kimberly Powell and Andrew Hieronymi — 12:15-2:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 25

  • "Dejecta as Eco-Democracy-Living Social Permaculture" presentation with Micaela Amateau Amato — 2-4 p.m.
  • "Co-figuration" workshop with Aaron Knochel — 4-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

  • "Feminist Remix as Affect Dissonance Methodology" presentation with Karen Keifer-Boyd — 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • "Affect Remix" workshop with ArtEducation Graduate Students — 2:15-2:50 p.m.
  • "Music Video Mashups: Recent Findings in Remix Studies" presentation with Eduardo Navas — 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

  • "Side Affects: Medicalization and Trans Negativity' presentation with Kris Grey and Hil Malatino — 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2

  • "Art at the Center: Transdisciplinary Creativity" workshop with Karen Keifer-Boyd, Wanda B. Knight, and Kimberly Powell — 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

  • "Eco-Mobile Cartographic Reimagination: Youth Action and Environmental Racial Justice" presentation with Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis — 1:30-2:15 p.m.
  • "Sympoiesis" workshop with Art Education Graduate Students — 2:15-2:50 p.m.
  • "Music Video Mashups II presentation" with Eduardo Navas — 3-4 p.m.
  • Closing Reception — 4-5 p.m.

About the Borland Project Space

The Borland Project Space seeks to showcase the vivacious research culture of Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture. With this notion it moves beyond traditional exhibitions, performances, and scholarly programming to expose the processes and procedures of “arts research,” which viewers seldom see. The space is open for visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the academic year. For additional information on current and upcoming events, visit

Last Updated October 18, 2019