Arts and Activism, the inaugural WALL\THERAPY conference, explores the intersection of social change, community activism, and creative practice, initiating a critical dialogue between participating artists, organizers, scholars, and the local community of Rochester.
Held at the historic Little Theatre in Rochester, NY on July 29, 2017.
About the Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jessica N. Pabón-Colón is an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at SUNY New Paltz. Widely recognized as a preeminent scholar of women and graffiti subculture, she has multiple publications on the topic in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. Her book, Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora, is the first scholarly account of transnational graffiti subculture that centers on women (New York University Press 2018). You can find more information on her website www.jessicapabon.com and she tweets from @justjess_PhD.
About the Conference Coordinator
Julia Tulke is a PhD student in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. Her work focuses on street art and graffiti as mediums of expression and dissent in cities undergoing social and political crises. In this context she has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Athens since 2013. aestheticsofcrisis.org
Many thanks to our sponsors for the event: