Mar 29, 2015, 2PM

Coffee & Conversation: Collaborative Pedagogy


*Barbara Kasten: Stages*, installation view (2015)

Barbara Kasten: Stages, 2015, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Constance Mensh.

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Penn History of Art PhD and PennDesign MFA candidates for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibitions on view.

Roksana Filipowska, Penn History of Art PhD candidate, leads a conversation about collaborative learning and alternative modes of pedagogy prompted by the ICA exhibition Barbara Kasten: Stages. Influenced by instructors who trained at the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College, Kasten developed an art practice during the 1970s that troubled traditional disciplinary boundaries between art, photography, and craft and that embraced an experimental ethos. Reflecting upon the unique example of Black Mountain College, which hosted such participants as John Cage, Josef and Anni Albers, Buckminster Fuller, and Robert Rauschenberg, the conversation will touch upon more recent pedagogic experiments as well as consider how digital platforms might offer new non-hierarchical modes of sharing, learning, and influence.
Roksana Filipowska, graduate lecturer (2014)

Portrait: Roksana Filipowska. Photo: Paul Salveson.

Roksana Filipowska is a third year PhD student in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is writing a dissertation on the use of postwar plastic and the relationship between formulations of plasticity, materiality, and virtuality in the work of 1960s artists. Her ongoing research interests include abstraction, sound art, and the militarization of everyday life.
Coffee & ConversationBarbara Kasten: Stages