Kelsey Halliday Johnson (MFA '12) will present her paper "Annals of the Present World: Contemporary Art as a Local and Global Document" at the Cumulus Denver Conference: From Understanding to Design and Back Again. Cumulus is the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art and Design founded by The University of Art and Design in Helsinki and the Royal College of Art in London in 1990. Their biannual conference is being held in Denver from 9/29-10/2 with a focus on sustainability in art and design. Johnson's paper examines different approaches of contemporary artist-activists and their methodologies as they deal with topics of sustainability and globalization from both a local and global perspective.
For more information about the festival, please visit,http://cumulus2011denver.org/