Kimberly Powell, Associate Professor of Education and Art Education in the School of Visual Arts (SOVA), will discuss "On the Move: Walking as a Place-Based Methodology,” as part of the Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) Lunchtime Lectures series on Monday, March 23, 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in 16 Borland. The series, sponsored by the Research Office in the College of Arts and Architecture, continues throughout the spring semester with lectures by Bill Doan (School of Theatre) on April 6 and Joe Julian (School of Visual Arts) on April 20. All lectures are free and open to the public.
About "On the Move"
Walking has increasingly been adopted by artists and social scientists as a means to develop socially engaged, community-based research. Drawing from her work in the cultural and historical district of San Jose Japantown (CA), an area affected by the Japanese American internment experience during World War II, Dr. Powell’s research focuses on the ways in which walking as a sensory experience facilitates memory, biography, and identity as emplaced, and the ways in which a walking as a methodology is an orientation toward an ontology of being in the making.
About the Arts and Design Research Incubator:
Operating within the A&A Research Office, ADRI provides seed funding, technical support, and workspace to high-impact arts and design research projects that, although often in their initial stages, have a strong probability of attracting future external funding. In keeping with goals outlined in the College’s strategic plan, ADRI projects are typically collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature, push methodological boundaries, link research and teaching, make innovative use of technology, engage with university-wide research initiatives and priorities, and have the potential to garner national and international recognition. ADRI also coordinates and hosts a range of programming designed to foster and support innovative arts research and its broad dissemination.
For more information, visit the ADRI website: sites.psu.edu/adri.