Throughout the Fall semester, the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies welcomes a series of dynamic and thought-provoking artists, designers, and scholars to present on their work and practice. All lectures will be streamed in PNCA’s Mediatheque and on PNCA’s YouTube channel.
Sep 22 – Dec 15
Eileen Isagon Skyers, an alumna of the MA in Critical Studies Program at PNCA, will share a talk covering her multifaceted practice and career in the arts. She will discuss our contemporary framework for viewing, making, and valuing art against a backdrop of rapidly shifting technology, and how that manifests in her own work and criticism about digital art and culture.
Wednesday September 22 in the Mediatheque and Livestreaming 6:30 pm Live Captioned on Zoom
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
INDUSTRY is a creative consultancy, but decidedly not an advertising agency, strategy think tank, entertainment house, boutique design shop, or experimental group. Join us in person (for PNCA folks) and virtually (OPEN TO ALL!) with Brand and Communication designers Gavin Rear and Brooklynne Worthington to talk about their work and what moves them.
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
In Conversation: Jovencio de la Paz and Sonya Dahl. Presented by the MFA in Applied Craft + Design, in collaboration with Portland Textile Month
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The HFSGS Graduate Symposium will facilitate conversations on the ethical, environmental, political, social, and economic impacts of artificial intelligence and machine learning for artists, designers, makers, writers, researchers, and cultural workers.
Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an artist who innovates with artificial intelligence in ways that make a positive impact on our community and the environment. She is the inventor of Honor Native Sky, a project for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture: Honor Native Land Initiative. She founded Wampum.Codes which is both an award-winning podcast and an ethical framework for software development based on indigenous values of co-creation.
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies presents the annual Graduate Symposium SPECULATIVE FUTURES November 19 + 20. Mashinka Firunts Hakopian is an artist, writer, and researcher born in Yerevan and residing in Glendale, CA. Her work is concentrated in media studies, visual culture, and West Asian diasporas
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM