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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.

Fall 2018

Reflections on Immigration

Join our discussion about immigration in America, advanced by contributions from a panel of community and academic leaders. More info coming soon.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | FREE

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Politically Correct:  Reflections on Public Landmarks

An open-to-everyone discussion about current events in American life. Led by Dr. David Organ, Assistant Professor from Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies and Karen Turner, Associate Professor of Journalism, Temple University.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | FREE

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Empathy Hack: Design for Social Justice

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, February 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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