The Material Collective Plays with Food: Art and Activism at the 2017 College Art Association Meeting in New York
A large and growing portion of the academy is unemployed or underemployed, and we all must consider how we can address the situation.
Two weeks ago, in Santa Barbara, we walked the beach together. (It’s taken us all this time to process, and sometimes hungry children and desperate advisees have to come before blogging!) The Material Collective’s participation in the recent BABEL Working Group meeting at UCSB took the form of a special double “session” where we assembled […]
A brief bit of inspiration, as we all begin our semesters, from The Material Collective’s Anne Harris, speaking to DePauw’s Class of 2018 about Jean, Duke of Berry, and his books, and inviting us to “approach, approach.”
Collaboration: what we think of it, how we do it, what its value seems to be in our fields and in academia.
Material Collectivites respond to Michael Landy’s Saints Alive at the National Gallery in London.
Upcoming Material Collective events, including two sessions at the BABEL meeting in Boston in September. Plus, highlights of some past events.
Together, we will unmask our true selves, telling our stories and sharing our hopes for real change. Rather than coping silently, we want to call for real progressive action among medievalists.
What drew us to each other? A shared vision for working together to explore new ideas. A shared desire to reveal the natural connections between our personal stories and our academic work as medievalists. A shared frustration with the sometimes static culture of Art History.
The Material Collective Manifesto, as read and performed at the International Congress on Medieval Studies.