Teaching Through the MomentTue. Aug. 4. 1:30-2:30pm. GUEST SPEAKERS: Maura Brewer and Abigail Glaum-Lathbury (Arts Research Collective), "Teaching Through the Moment." Artists and teachers Maura Brewer and Abigail Glaum-Lathbury will speak about how to catapult a craft-based in-person course into an online modality. As part of the Arts Research Collective, Brewer and Glaum-Lathbury have been engaged in discussions around radical purpose-built education for many years. This summer they offered their course, "Jumpsuit: How to Make a Personal Uniform for the End of Capitalism," online for the first time. They will discuss what they found in their process and how teaching online exposed new ways of engaging learners, and also the difficulties with teaching through screens.
Founded in Los Angeles and New York in 2017, Arts Research Collective (ARC) offers classes, workshops, and events throughout the United States and online. ARC creates rigorous, ethical, and radical educational experiences for scholars, artists, and designers of all backgrounds. Maura Brewer’s work in video, performance and experimental fashion design explores the construction of female subjects in mass culture. Brewer’s projects, videos and performances have been shown at MoMA, New York; MCA, Chicago, MUMOK, Vienna and the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève. Brewer is a founding member of the Rational Dress Society, a counter-fashion collective, and Arts Research Cooperative, an experimental art school. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Abigail Glaum-Lathbury is a Chicago based artist and designer. For nearly a decade she produced a women’s ready to wear collection that showed during New York Market week and sold nationally and internationally. Her recent work takes the form of a counter-practice within the emergent field of critical fashion. In 2014 she co-founded the Rational Dress Society, a collective that raises questions around identity and consumption through a radical approach to inclusive sizing. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Nevada Museum of Art, Art in General and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York, and the Dome of Visions in Copenhagen. Her projects have been covered in the Guardian, the Paris Review, the Huffington Post and Surface Magazine among other publications. Glaum-Lathbury is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. See Zoom link on the Canvas OFD site / in next week’s email.