Community Ties 2022
Online conference by the Surface Design Association, US
The Surface Design Association of America is organizing an interesting online conference from 22nd to 29th January 2022: Community Ties 2022 celebrates the many connections we share as artists and makers. The conference will include more than 15 hours of programming spread across January 22 – January 29, 2022 with main programming to take place each Saturday from 12 – 4PM ET.
The Saturday program on 22nd January includes Artist Talks, Presentations and Panels:
- Featured Speaker with Lorna Hamilton-Brown
- Cultural Ties Discussion with Roya Amigh, Tibi Chelcea + Michael Sylvan Robinson
- Solidarity! Journal Party with Precious Lovell, Elizabeth Kozlowski + Featured Artists
- It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere! with Merill Comeau, Jodi Colella + Featured SDA Grant Awardees
The Weekday programming from 23rd to 29th January includes:
Meet the Maker: Join the meeting with five makers who create amazing fiber work! Each maker will present a brief demonstration, share their making process, and answer questions. Sessions will be recorded and available for attendees until March, 2022.
- Arched Baskets with Sarita Westrup
- Sacred Knots with Lise Silva Gomes
- Korea: Saeksilnubi, Twist and Stitch with Youngmin Lee
- Rice Vessels: Exploring Materials with a Collapsible Mould with Jodi Colella
- Reimagining Plastic Waste with Natalya Khorover
- Korea: Field Notes from Aimee Lee + Steph Rue, Fulbright Research Experience
- Material Ties Discussion with Natalya Khorover, Ben Cuevas + Amber Robles-Gordon
Meetups: special meetups including language-based, student, and educator opportunities to connect.
The conference will be recorded and available to attendees until the end of March 2022.
SDA is pleased to announce Being-With, the Winter 2021-2022 Premium Member Online Exhibition in coordination with the Community Ties conference, with Soledad Muñoz is the juror.
Registration + Fees:
- Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 31st, 2021
- Member: $150
- Non-Member: $175
- Student: $75 / Institutional Affiliate pricing upon request. Please contact us for details
SDA is working hard to remove barriers to participating in our programming. If the cost of attendance presents an issue, please complete and submit our short scholarship application. This opportunity is open to both members and non-members through January 15, 2022.
Note: Attendee prices increase by $50 after December 31st.