Grad Art

5/4

Opening Lecture: Ecologies, Agents, Terrains — Clark Conference

The Clark Conference “Ecologies, Agents, Terrains” begins its two-day conference with a presentation by Ghana ThinkTank.

Ghana ThinkTank (GTT) is an artist collective known for its unconventional approach to negotiating social conflicts. Using a blend of public art and community organizing, they have been “Developing the First World” since 2006. They collect problems in the “developed” world, and send them to think tanks they established in places like Cuba, Ghana, Palestine, Iran, and a group of incarcerated teenage girls in the US to solve. Then they work with the communities where the problems originated to implement those solutions—whether they seem impractical or brilliant.

Thursday, May 4, 5:30-7 pm

Michael Conforti Pavilion