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
Abington Art Center is bringing together a talented group of key thought leaders across art and technology for an immersive exploration of empathy. Participants of all ages, interests, digital skills and non-skills are welcome. Questioning how to design for everyone will lead a day of communication groups and prototype modeling. Demos of the latest technologies will be set up with experts on-site to discuss how these innovations will shape our future.
Hackathon Challenge: Participants will take insights from the presentations to identify key areas where developing with empathy is most needed. Participants will present their ideas and reasoning behind them. Judges will choose the winning idea to be built out for the next series event in the fall.
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | $25/Members FREE
Saturday Feb 4, 2017
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.