Tuesday, April 24, 2012
COLLEGE ARTS ASSOCIATION 2013 CONFERENCE IN NYC. CALL FOR PAPERS BY SESSION CHAIR ARTIST XENOBIA BAILEY
FUNTIONING WITH NOTHING BUT THE FUNK: BLACK ART AND DESIGN, THE FINAL FRONTIER IN RECONSTRUCTION
Xenobia Bailey, independent artist, email@example.com
During the Atlantic slave trade, North America procured a labor force of approximately 3,000,000 enslaved Africans, whose traditional skills, cultural lifestyles, and vernacular art was suppressed, for the development of the industrial economy of North America.
Through memory, these suppressed arts, and the spirit of antiquity, emerges through contemporary homemakers, artists, and musicians in African American communities...along with 400 years of post-traumatic stress disorders, all brilliantly articulated in Funk Music.
There is an urgent need for research and development of the theory and properties of the aesthetic of Funk, for redevelopment of distressed industrial towns, that can blossom into industrious communities. The practice and philosophy of Funk in urban planning, can rejuvenate urban ruins and decay into a model city.
Seeking papers on the history of the aesthetic of Funk, Black Reconstruction of the 1860s, and/or the black migration north. Explain how the aesthetic of Funk is a catalyst for engineer, architect, design and studios, innovative trades and craft workshops, to revitalize the humanities in inner cities, through product designs, packaged goods, services, advertisement, art education, and art therapy.
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