Workshop | Enabling Collaboration Through Objects

When group work is both the most necessary and the most difficult endeavor of our time, what methods are necessary for collaboration within creative practice? Join artists Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard (authors of Making & Being) in a hands-on workshop exploring the role of objects in enabling groups to gather together more equitably and construct new modes of inquiry across disciplines. Building on video artist Paul Ryan’s methodology, threeing, participants will take on the roles of initiator, respondent and mediator through creating drawings, text and engaging in dialogue collaboratively. 

* Open to communities of practice within and adjacent to RISD. Please let us know if you’re interested in attending. Limited Seats! For more information, call 401-454-6226.

Susan Jahoda is professor of art at the UMass Amherst. Jahoda is an artist, educator and organizer whose work includes video, photography, text, performance, installation and research-based collaborative projects. Works have been produced for venues in London, Paris, Basel, New York, Seoul and Moscow. Jahoda is a core member of BFAMFAPhD and the Pedagogy Group, collectives of socially engaged artists and educators based in New York City. 

Caroline Woolard is assistant professor of sculpture at the Hartford Art School in Connecticut. She employs sculpture, immersive installation and online networks to imagine and enact systems of mutual aid and collaboration. Her work has been featured twice on New York Close Up (2014, 2016), a digital film series produced by Art21 and broadcast on PBS. Woolard is the 2018–20 inaugural Walentas Fellow at Moore College of Art and Design and her work has been commissioned by and exhibited in major national and international museums, including at MoMA, the Whitney Museum and Creative Time. Woolard is a core member of BFAMFAPhD. 

BFAMFAPhD is a collective that formed in 2012 to make art, reports and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the US. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts. For more information, visit

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

20 Washington Place, Center for Complexity, room 344

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