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    Stella McGregor: Ploughshares from Swords

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    November 7, 2011


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    Stella McGregor: Ploughshares from Swords

    November 07, 2011

    Stella McGregor, Director, Urbano Project (USA)

    Ploughshares from Swords – Social Sculpture and Cultural Agency

    Respondent: Gediminas Urbonas, ACT Associate Professor, MIT (USA)


    How does creative activism contribute to society? How do we moderate crises through individual and collective art practice? How do we reconcile the arts, activism, and pedagogy? Stella...

    November 07, 2011

    Stella McGregor, Director, Urbano Project (USA)

    Ploughshares from Swords – Social Sculpture and Cultural Agency

    Respondent: Gediminas Urbonas, ACT Associate Professor, MIT (USA)


    How does creative activism contribute to society? How do we moderate crises through individual and collective art practice? How do we reconcile the arts, activism, and pedagogy? Stella McGregor, Founder and Director of Urbano Project, will share her experience of working with inner city youth and introduce projects such as Violence Transformed, and Pedro Reyes’ Palas por Pistolas. Stella McGregor has been an artist and a cultural worker for over 25 years, working on projects in Boston, New Orleans, Macedonia, and Taiwan. Urbano Project: http://urbanoproject.org





    Part of the Zones of Emergency: Artistic Interventions – Creative Responses to Conflict & Crisis Fall 2011 lecture series.



    About the lecture series:

    The Zones of Emergency: Artistic Interventions – Creative Responses to Conflict & Crisis Fall 2011 lecture series investigates initiatives and modes of intervention in contested spaces, zones of conflict, or areas affected by environmental disasters. The intention is to explore whether artistic interventions can transform, disrupt or subvert current environmental, urban, political, and social conditions in critical ways. A crucial question is how can such interventions propose ideas, while at the same time respecting the local history and culture.



    The Fall 2011 lecture series is directed by Ute Meta Bauer and is part of the courses 4.365/4.366 Zones of Emergency: Artistic Intervention – Creative Responses to Conflict and Crisis (instructors Ute Meta Bauer/Jegan Vincent de Paul), 4.330/331 Intro to Networked Cultures & Participatory Media (instructor Gediminas Urbonas), and 4.360/4.361 Performance Workshop (instructor Joan Jonas).



    The Fall 2011 ACT lecture series is free and open to the public, and is funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.


    MIT Bartos Theater, ground floor Bldg E15

    Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142

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    Free and open to the public.


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    7–9 PM


    phone: 617-253-4415


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