Art Information Commons

Art in Context: Identity, Ethics, and Insight Symposium

Wednesday, May 18
10:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Virtual
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Speaker Biographies

In this second symposium focused on identity management, we want to explore how the languages we speak, the cultures we grew up in, and the places we live affect the ways in which we identify, and the ways others identify us. Further, as cultural heritage professionals, how do we mindfully, ethically, and accurately respect and capture the nuance, richness, and multi-faceted complexity of identity? We hope this symposium will challenge us to think more deeply about these issues and share some ways to practically address them.

Program
Welcome & Introductions
Kirsten Regina, Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives
Juliet Vinegra, Project Manager, Art Information Commons

Panel One
1 hour

Moderator
Ksenia Nouril, Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center

Speakers
Ahava Cohen, Head, Cataloging Section, National Library of Israel
ha-Adam eno ela tavnit nof moladeto (Man is but the reflection of his native landscape)

Alex Kapitan, trainer, speaker, consultant, editor, and activist, Radical Copyeditor
Words Matter: Practicing Care Over Correctness

Yevgeniy Fiks, Artist
Dictionaries of Solidarity

Jasmine Lelis Clark, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Temple University
The Complexities and Responsibilities of Documenting Black Disability

Break
15 minutes

Panel Two
1 hour

Moderator
Synatra Smith, CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for African American Studies, Philadelphia Museum of Art/Temple University

Speakers
Dr. K. Wayne Yang, Provost, John Muir College, University of California San Diego
and Dr. Caroline Collins, Cathryn P. Gamble Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego, and incoming UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at UC Irvine
Monuments to the Future: Reimagining Black and Indigenous Futures in American Public Aesthetics

Dr. Petrouchka Moise, CLIR/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Haitian Visual Arts, Grinnell College
Non-negotiable Narratives in Negotiable Spaces: A Reflexive Approach to “Going Beyond Provenance”

Dr. Kelly Baker Josephs, Professor, English and Digital Humanities, CUNY
From the Analog Jamaican Self to the Digital Caribbean Community

Demian DinéYazhi', Sovereign Artist

Discussion for Speakers & Participants
1 hour


We will post a recording of our program following the symposium.


The Art Information Commons at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been made possible by the Mellon Foundation.