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Student Creative Arts Council is having its second TRIANGLE this Sunday, January 29th at 7pm at 161 Benefit St, Apt #2.
The evening will consist of:
Raillan Brooks (Urban Studies and Sociology, '13), The Post-Algorithmic City
Eleanor Skimin (Performance Studies, Phd candidate), Home
Rebecca Henriksen (Performance Studies, Phd candidate), (Wittgenstein) My Everyday Body, Everyday Bathtub
TRIANGLES is a monthly lecture series showcasing the work of three individuals form different disciplines (students, faculty or alumni). Presenters do not focus on a predetermined theme for their talks, but instead, set the ground for an open discussion with the aim of spawning the discovery of commonalities and contentions among the subjects. We welcome a diverse audience excited to learn from other fields and add to discussion.
When you were a kid, and you played with your LEGOS, did you ever wish you could design your own pieces?
This is what students in Professor Ian Gonsher's ENGN120 Strategies in Creative Process: Design Topics class did this semester as they allowed the forms to evolve through an iterative process of design and play, asking themselves, "what if our toys could generate value?"
There are different strategies for playing with construction toys. Sometimes these toys come with instructions, or a picture on the front of the box clearly defining the goal. But more often than not, the pieces are dumped on the floor and the form emerges as a response to an evolving process of play.
The website, FairObserver.com, a site whose mission is to provide a platform for voices from different disciplines, various philosophies and many parts of the world, features an artice on the creativity and innovation workshop led by Professors Richard Fishman and Ian Gonsher as part of the IE / Brown MBA program.
Nearly a year after opening, articles about the Granoff Center are still popping up, this time in this month's Architectural Record.
Thanks in part to a grant from the Creative Arts Council, as well as cross-disicplinary collaboration between the Departments of Literary Arts, Theater Arts and Performance Studies, Music, and Visual Art members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company are in residence this fall.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Daniel Squire visited campus for two weeks this fall to stage a "MinEvent" and lead classes in technique and dance history on campus.
The MiniEvent is part of the Family Weekend Dance Concert, taking place at Asahmu Dance Studio.
On September 16th, artist Cai Guo-Qiang delieverd a lecture in conjunction with Move Along, Nothing to See Here, his exhibition in the Cohen Gallery. If you missed the talk, you can catch it below. If you missed the exhibit, come check it out, through October 28th. Gallery hours, W-F 11am - 4pm, Saturday 1-4pm.
It's that time again! The Creative Arts Council is now accepting applications for the following:
Departmental Grants (Deadline - October 6) Providing funding of up to $5,000 to Brown faculty in support of projects including, but not limited to: visiting artists, performances, lectures, symposia, and exhibitions. Proposed events must take place in Fall 2011 or later.
Fitt Artist-in-Residence Grants (Deadline - November 2) Providing funding of up to $10,000 to Brown faculty to bring artists to campus for a residency of one week or longer. Proposed residencies must take place in Spring 2012 or later.
Course Development Awards (Deadline - rolling) Providing funding of up to $3,000 for the development of new interdisciplinary or intermedial courses. Funds may be used for course materials, student assistance, travel, or research.
Spring 2102 Course Proposals (Deadline - rolling). Now accepting proposals for courses to be taught in the Granoff Center during the Spring 2012 semester. Priority is given to co-taught courses.
Spring 2012 Cohen Gallery Proposals (Deadline - October 7). Now accepting proposals for exhibits for the Cohen Gallery during the Spring 2012 semester.
Request an application.
Classes for the Fall '11 semester begin this morning. This semester the Granoff Center is offering 14 new courses.
Check back frequently for information about speical events, gallery opening, and other programming.
The addition of the Granoff Center helped Brown make Architectural Digest's list of 10 College Campuses with the Best Architecture.
Friends and neighbors turned out for a screening of Where the Wild Things Are at the Granoff Center's outdoor amphitheater on Wednesday evening. This is just the first of what we hope are many screenigs into the fall.