ARC Reads: Rick Lowe Residency

Rick Lowe. Courtesy of Creative Time.

Rick Lowe. Courtesy of Creative Time.

The Arts Research Center is delighted to be hosting a 10-day residency with acclaimed artist and community organizer Rick Lowe. Lowe’s Project Row Houses, founded two decades ago, has created a blueprint for using urban renewal practices within an artistic context to enrich lives. During his time on campus, Lowe will present the 2014 Regents Lecture “Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial” on Monday, November 17 (as part of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium) and will participate in “Public Art/Housing Publics: Conversations on Art and Social Justice” on Friday, November 21, in addition to meeting with students, faculty and community organizers throughout the Bay Area involved in socially-engaged art practices.

Below are selected readings in preparation for his visit:

ArtPlace America, “Principles of Creative Placemaking.”

Rick Lowe Announced as MacArthur Fellow. 

Paulette Beete, “(National Council on) Art Talk with Rick Lowe,” Art Works Blog, March 13, 2014.

Claudia Feldman, “Houston artist Rick Lowe wins MacArthur Fellowship,” Houston Chronicle, September 16, 2014.

Carolina A. Miranda, “What Rick Lowe’s MacArthur Grant Win Means for Art and Social Practice,” Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2014.