Lecture: Art Is a Verb
Tuesday, March 6 at 4 PM
Miller Learning Center Room 101
A Conversation with Amy Franceschini
Wednesday, March 7 at 2:30 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S151
Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is pleased to host Amy Franceschini for a lecture and conversation at the University of Georgia supported by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Lamar Dodd School of Art. She will focus on her recent work with sustainable energy, urban food production, and dialogues between artists and scientists.
Amy Franceschini is the founder of Futurefarmers, a critically acclaimed group of artists and designers who have worked together since 1995. Their highly innovative studio produces art projects, design for print and interactive websites, workshops, and research that explores social, cultural, and environmental systems.
Franceschini received a BFA from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Stanford University. She is a professor of Art and Architecture at the University of San Francisco and a visiting artist at the California College of the Arts.
Amy Franceschini and Futurefarmers have been featured in exhibitions at prestigious institutions such as the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Whitney Museum (included in the Whitney Biennial), Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria (winner of the Prix Ars Electronica, the top prize in new media art), the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (Smithsonian National Design Triennial), and many more. Their clients include Adobe, Swatch, Hewlett Packard, Levi’s, Nike, LucasFilm, Dreamworks, the New York Times, PBS, Wired Magazine, and more. They received a Webby Award (Art and Design category) and in 2007 created the “Twitter” logo.
For more information about Amy Franceschini visit http://www.futurefarmers.com.