Finding Focus in Times of Crisis

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Finding Focus in Times of Crisis

July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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A three-part webinar on art and trauma

Session 1:
A Call to Action: Being Imaginative is Essential

In this inaugural webinar, PPAC’s speakers will be exploring a series of pressing questions: What is a crisis? What does it mean to be imaginative during a crisis? What is it to say that something is unimaginable and realize the unimaginable? Denise Lim, Yasmine Awais, and Dr. David Herman, Jr. will discuss these questions and talk about the power of imagination as a means of moving forward during times of uncertainty.

About the series:
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center presents Finding Focus in Times of Crisis, a three-part webinar series on art and trauma. Cultural sociologist Denise Lim will lead a panel of artists, educators, and art therapists to introduce the principals and pedagogy of visual art and discuss how art can help people process and express experiences of trauma.

This series aims to demystify diverse modes of responding to and creating visual art. Art is available to everyone and is essential in a time of individual and collective trauma. The conversations and activities of Finding Focus demonstrate art’s ability to provide a space to acknowledge and express emotion, and to find relief from turmoil. Participants will be invited to participate in art-based activities, respond to prompts from panelists, and contribute to the Question & Answer session at the end of each webinar.


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July 31, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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