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Abington Art Center’s Public Programs

Weaving Public Threads

Public art is a living entity, expressed through a wide range of of mediums including architecture, media, mobility and public life. The Abington Art Center’s platform for civic action draws on the traditions of textile craft to create opportunities to weave the complexities of public life into a fabric of inclusion.


Saturday April 29, 2017

Empathy Hack: Design for Social Justice

This is an all day event that includes a keynote address on the Maker Movement and Social Justice, a panel discussion on how to design for social change, and multiple tables set up for Make-a-thon with mentors. The day concludes with a pizza dinner.

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | $25/Members FREE

Saturday Feb 4, 2017

Politically Correct:  Reflections on Public Conversation

Introducing our new series of public programs, Weaving Public Threads. The first event is a reflection on the debates that surfaced during the Presidential election cycle. Our audience-based discussion will be advanced by contributions from a panel of community and academic leaders.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | FREE

Paul Kennedy. The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. Vintage Press, 1989.

Seymour Martin Lipset and William Schneider. The Decline of Confidence in American Institutions. Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 98, no. 3 (Autumn 1983), pp. 379-402.

Hannah Arendt. The Origins of Totalitarianism. Harcourt Press, 1973.


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