This is a series of videos, talks, discussions, and other events organized by students. It aims to create an active and critical conversation about the nature of our art and design practices.

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Meeting #1: Introduction

The first event served as an introduction to the series, as well as a brainstorming session / open forum. We covered a lot of topics, and brought up a lot of valid question. Here is a quick list of some of the things we discussed…

- Critical thinking vs. Self-marketing
- Building our own art communities
- Decentralization / centralization of the “art world”
- Art as a job
- Creativity “is it real?”
- Is art school necessary?
- Can anyone be creative?
- What is a successful art experience?
- Creativity vs. Originality
- Career pressure
- Where are we going vs. Where are we?
- Art fame

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Meeting #2: Space Reaction & Event Planning

The second meeting took place in a large, empty atrium on Columbus College of Art and Design’s campus. While enjoying our coffee and tea, we decided to react to the specific space we were inhabiting at the moment. From there we began planning an event that could take place in this atrium, while integrating subjects we discussed prior, such as Art events and socializing.

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Meeting #3 - Brad Troemel’s lecture on Free Art
We kicked off tonight’s meeting with a lecture by artist and critic Brad Troemel titled “Free Art,” followed by a discussion covering a lot of topics brought up in the lecture.

Here’s a list of ideas discussed

- Is this the most ideal system art can exist through?
- Can the Internet effectively function as a legitimate host for art?
- Prophet motivation.
- Art as a utopian aspiration.
- How do we value art?
- How would our curriculum change if we moved away from a professionalized art practice
- Creative practice vs. art practice
- The value of art experiences IRL
- Benefits of a liberal arts education
- Losing sight of the benefits of the liberal arts education
- Does the institution and/or capitalism distant students from the Art World