Thursday, Mar 04, 2021
2:00 pm PDT
View archived lecture here, available for the duration of the Virtual Lecture Series.
The CLU Galleries are excited to host an engaging discussion between an artist, a sociologist, and an urban planner to collectively examine the framing of communities through architecture, laws (written and unspoken), visual culture, urban planning, and more. Panelists will explore ways our living, working, and recreational spaces are approached, and imagine methods in which we might redefine constructs that delimit what communities are, and how we can pivot to opportunities fostering growth.
Cynthia V. Duarte is the Director of the Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice and Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cal Lutheran. As a qualitative sociologist, her academic work foregrounds a pressing question for contemporary society in her research: How do our dynamically changing social structures—waves of immigration, class dynamics, public policies, housing patterns—influence daily interactions and life chances in urban communities in an age of globalization? Dr. Duarte has spoken before both academic and public audiences at Yale University, Arizona State University, University of Southern Indiana, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute as well as at various national conferences. A native of the Los Angeles area, she earned her BA from UCLA and Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York, both in Sociology.
Kelly Kinahan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville. Her research focuses urban revitalization, historic preservation, and community and economic development. Dr. Kinahan’s work has been published in Urban Studies, the Journal of Planning Literature, and Economic Development Quarterly. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs from Cleveland State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and previously worked as a planner for Henrico County, Virginia. Dr. Kinahan teaches courses in Master of Urban Planning program including, neighborhood planning, planning theory and history, and the capstone studio.
Arnold Tunstall is currently Director of the University Galleries at the Myers School of Art, at the University of Akron. Previously, Tunstall worked for the Akron Art Museum in various curatorial positions since 1985 and served as the Collections Manager and Registrar from 1994 – 2016. He is active in the regional arts community by exhibiting his own artwork and is on the board of directors of SPACES Gallery, Cleveland and The Akron Soul Train. He received his BFA from The University of Akron majoring in Graphic Design and Photography, he received his MFA in Photography from Ohio University. He has been an occasional adjunct instructor at the Myers School of Art since 1995 and is currently the coordinator of the Arts Administration graduate program at The University of Akron.
The Common Ground: Artist Reimagining Community multi-part transdisciplinary lecture series pairs an artist and researcher in conversation to discuss concepts of “community” from their disciplines. Adjunct Visual Art Department professor Jennifer Vanderpool, Ph.D. created the programming in conjunction with curating the exhibition. Inspired by mutual aid societies, Vanderpool integrated the participatory strategies of social practice art that organizes communities in debate and collaboration with curatorial activism approaches that challenge the assumptions and erasures of voices in hegemonic narratives to develop Common Ground: Artist Reimagining Community.
Image: Arnold Tunstall, LaGuardia, Selenium toned gelatin silver print, July 2017 (printed 2018), 10 x 10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.