Part One - The Commons: Redistribution of Resources and Power


Therese Quinn: Introduction to Part I: Yours as Much as Mine

Therese Quinn teaches and writes about the arts and public education. She is Chair and Associate Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Email:

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The Other Eye


David Darts, Justseeds: An Artists' Cooperative

Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 26 artists from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico who are committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance.

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David Darts
is Chair of the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University.

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David Darts Faculty Page

Art Meets Technology

Kevin Tavin, Heidi Cody: Letters to the World and the ABCs of Visual Culture

Heidi Cody is an artist and Professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.

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Heidi Cody

Kevin Tavin
is an Associate Professor of Art Education at The Ohio State University. Email:

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Kevin Tavin Faculty Page

K. Wayne Yang, Kutiman: It's the Mother of All Funk Chords

Kutiman (Ophir Kutiel, born 1982) is a musician, composer, producer and animator from Israel. His online music video project ThruYOU, mixed from samples of YouTube videos, received more than 10 million views between 2009 and 2010.

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Kutiman Mixes—Thru You

Kutiman’s YouTube Channel

Kutiman’s “Thru Jerusalem” Turns Tour of Holy City Into Beautiful Music (Wired)


K. Wayne Yang
is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Email:

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Weighting For Lefty

Open Letter from Professor Yang

Teacher as Warrior-Scholar Commencement Speech

Nato Thompson, ToroLab: Border Research Gone Molecular

ToroLab was founded in 1995 by Raúl Cárdenas Osuna in Tijuana BC, Mexico. It is a collective workshop/laboratory of contextual studies that identifies situations or phenomena of interest for research.

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Nato Thompson
is a writer and curator who currently works as Chief Curator at the New York public art organization Creative Time.

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Creative Time

International Geographic: Interview with Nato Thompson—Art:21 blog

Romi Crawford, Mequitta Ahuja: Afro-Galaxy

Mequitta Ahuja makes large works on canvas and paper. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S. as well as in Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Dubai, and India.

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Artist Talk at Brooklyn Museum

Romi Crawford
is Assistant Professor of Literature, Africana, and Visual Critical Studies in the Liberal Arts Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Email:

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Faculty profile

Edie Pistolesi, Emily Jacir: The Intersection of Art and Politics

Emily Jacir was born in Bethlehem, grew up in Saudi Arabia, went to high school in Italy, and received her university degrees in the United States. She currently lives and works in Ramallah and New York.

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Alexander and Bonin Gallery

Institute for Middle East Understanding

Edie Pistolesi
is an art professor at California State University, Northridge. Email:

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Art Class Creates Anti-War Display

Students Create a Work of Art for the Talk Turkey Exhibit

Kryssi Staikidis, Paula Nicho Cúmez: Crossing Borders

Paula Nicho Cúmez is a Maya Kaqchikel painter and a founding member of the Maya Kaqchikel Women’s painting collective of San Juan de Comalapa, Guatemala.

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Arte Maya Tz’utuhil

Kryssi Staikidis
is Associate Professor of Art and Design Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Email:

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Faculty page

Nicolas Lampert, Rafael Trelles: Cleaning Up the Stain of Militarism

Rafael Trelles is a Puerto Rican painter, drawer, performer, urban artist, and creator of installations. He lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Email:

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Rafael Trelles

Bienvenidos al Website Oficial de Rafael Trelles


Nicolas Lampert is a Milwaukee/Chicago based interdisciplinary artist and author. Collectively, he works with the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (

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Artist Website


Doug Blandy, Experience, Discover, Interpret, and Communicate: Material Culture Studies and Social Justice in Art Education

Doug Blandy is Associate Dean/Director of the Arts and Administration Program in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

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Faculty Profile

Dipti Desai and Elizabeth Koch, Educational Crisis: An Artistic Intervention

Dipti Desai is Associate Professor and Director of the Art Education Program at New York University. Email:

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Faculty Biography

Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Koch
is a fourth grade teacher at Public School 3, New York, NY. Elizabeth can be reached at:

Robert W. Sweeny and Hannah Johnston, Social Media/Social Justice: The (Creative) Commons and K-12 Art Education

Robert W. Sweeny is Associate Professor of Art and Art Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Email:

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Faculty Profile


Hannah Johnston
is an art teacher at Columbia Heights Educational Campus in Washington, DC. Email:

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Faculty Affiliation