The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts supports embedded arts research through critical exchange

Isla Vista: A Public Research Lab

when: 2010-10-13, starts at 4:00pm
where: McCune Conference Room UCSB, 6020 HSSB

Isla Vista: A Public Research Lab

Kim Yasuda (Art, UCSB)

Wednesday, October 13 / 4:00 PM

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

Kim Yasuda is a public artist whose site-specific works investigate the relationship between identity and space. Since 2005, she has served as co-director of the multi-campus research unit, UC Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA). For the past 5 years, Yasuda has activated university teaching with her public arts research, developing initiatives that forge partnerships between academic environs and the local/regional communities in which they are situated, exploring potential intersections between a creative practice, knowledge production and community development. Yasuda has collaborated with students and professionals on projects that include a public art plan for an affordable farm-worker housing complex, the repurposing of shipping containers into mobile art studios and the recent public art and participatory research and planning projects in the college community of Isla Vista, California with architect and urban designer Seetha Raghupathy.

Sponsored by the IHC’s Geographies of Place Series.

For more information on the Geographies of Place series, please visit: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/geographies

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