Friday October 3, 2014
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SME 206 & 201

Student presenters:
Stephanie Sherman, Sara Solaimani, Katrin Pesch, Alexander Kershaw and Catherine Czacki.


11 AM – 12 PM: Material Culture Working Group student presentations in SME 206 (RSVP to to attend)


1 PM – 3 PM: Exhibition of MFA and Ph.D. Art Practice student work, prepared in honor of Dr. Ingold by the Experimental Sculpture and Painting Production Studio in SME 201, followed by a discussion about Dr. Ingold’s work and the exhibition in SME 206.

Recommended readings and student papers can be downloaded at:


Dr. Ingold is the Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. His work spans numerous disciplines, particularly regarding the interface between imagination and embodied experience, the relational dynamic of making, and the theoretization of creativity in architecture, writing, drawing, sculpture, music, and other expressive media. Dr. Ingold has written numerous books and essays, including the recent book – Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture.

The Material Culture Working Group is facilitated by Elizabeth Newsome and Norman Bryson of Visual Arts, co-convened by Lisa Cartwright (Visual Arts, Communication, Science Studies), Roshanak Kheshti (Ethnic Studies), and Fernando Domínguez Rubio (Communication) – Ph.D. candidate Katrin Pesch and Ph.D. student Catherine Czacki provide additional support. Co-sponsored by Jordan Crandall and the Active Structures and Materials Initiative.