Jeanne van Heeswijk is a Dutch artist and activist who creates contexts for interaction in public spaces. Her projects distinguish themselves through a strong social involvement. With her work, Van Heeswijk stimulates and develops cultural production and creates new public (meeting-) spaces or remodels existing ones. To achieve this, she often works closely with artists, designers, architects, software developers, governments, and citizens. Van Heeswijk's work has been featured in internationally renowned biennials such as those of Bushan, Taipei, Shanghai, and Venice.

Guatemalan tamales by Doña Luba.

Event is postponed - Date to be determined
Visual Arts @ SME 402


Event presented by the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Center for Urban Ecologies / Blum Cross-Border Initiative. Discussion is part of the 2014-2015 Civic Imagination Series, a collaboration between the UC San Diego Center for Urban Ecologies in the Visual Arts Department and the UC San Diego Center on Global Justice.



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Jeanne van Heeswijk

Teddy Cruz
Professor, Department of Visual Arts
UC San Diego

Fonna Forman
Associate Professor of Political Science
UC San Diego


Photo of Jeanne van Heeswijk.



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