As our sense of time and space has shifted, and been reshaped by global uncertainties, the 2021 RAHGSA graduate student online conference will focus on the nature of distance as it affects and molds art and culture. Our conference will question how people throughout time have grappled with separation and nearness of any metric, whether voluntary or enforced, close or far away.


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Friday, February 26th
6:30 PM

Keynote Address

Stephanie Porras, Tulane University

Dallas, TX

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 27th
8:30 AM

Welcome Statement

Adam Herring, Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

8:45 AM

Session 1: Cartographic Imaginaries

Dominique Dollenmayer, Tulane University
Jed Surio, Tulane University
Sui Wang, University of Southern California

Moderator: Dr. Abbey Stockstill

Dallas, TX

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Session 2: Dynamic Self-Expression

Jesse Egner, Parsons School of Design
Renata Dias Ferraretto Rocco, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Emma J. Osle, Rutgers University

Moderator: Dr. Anna Lovatt

Dallas, TX

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Session 3: Connected Worlds

Delaney Holton, Stanford University
Laura Varela Mejia, Southern Methodist University
Cynthia Haveson Veloric, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Moderator: Dr. Roberto Conduru

Dallas, TX

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM