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Friday 05/03/13 12PM-5:30PM

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In and Around the University

Join ASAP from 12:00-5:30 PM for a series of brief workshops, held in room 2.2 of the Old School, focusing on the university and alternative resources that may be used to support lifelong learning. The visiting LA-based collective has extended their “each one teach one” philosophy to incorporate local faculty, students, artists, writers, historians and lifelong learners exploring alternative resources and methods to engage individuals in and around the university.

RSVP is highly recommended. Please email your name, workshops you would like to attend, and your cell phone number to asap.losangeles@gmail.com.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in, which will be through the red doors at 233 Mott Street. Pre-registered participants who are more than 5 minutes late will lose their seat to walk-up participants. Although unlikely, Workshop times and classrooms are subject to change.

Events

12:00-12:40
RANK AND FILE
Robert Ransik & Nancy Nowacek with college students Forest Purnell & Samantha Leigh
Rank and File is a performance examining the value of potential (untapped) capital through the city’s more elusive surplus resources.

1:00-1:40
LEARNING TO LOOK: A FORMAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
Tina Rivers
Through demonstrations and individual and group exercises, participants will unlock the secrets of a few select masterpieces, while learning practical strategies for approaching art in the future.

2:00-2:20
DIVERGENCE: LONG & SHORT WAYS OF MAKING LUCK, IRL
Tracy Molis
Tracy Molis will speak about a taking creative approach to one’s own education, based on recent developments in research by the neuroscientist Rex Jung.

2:30-2:50
Paul Branca will discuss using empty classrooms as meeting places to discuss ideas by students, teachers, or the public.

3:00-3:20
DATAGRAMS
Yucef Merhi
Focusing on collaboration and networked structures, Merhi will assist the attendees to make a modular stellated dodecahedron (a.k.a. origami star) based in formerly classified data from the FBI. The sculpture will be exhibited afterwards.

4:00-4:40
EXPANDING THE CLASSROOM: TEACHING ART HISTORY IN THE MUSEUM
Lauren A. Kaplan
This session will demonstrate how educators can teach art history directly from New York’s unparalleled museum collections, thus bridging the gap between classroom and gallery teaching.

4:50-5:30
OVERTAPPED, UNDER-CAPITALIZED? VOICES FROM INSIDE THE UNIVERSITY
Saisha Grayson, Lindsay Caplan, and Martha Schwendener
A group session for those in universities to discuss which aspects we consider untapped, and which might be over capitalized. We encourage all to join in thinking critically and creatively about resources and higher education.

Extended information and biographies are available at www.asap-la.org.

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