February 18 from 2:00-4:00pm
Reception immediately following the talk with light refreshments
Nahl Hall, CCA Oakland Campus 5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618 (Map)
Deborah Ford will discuss the advantages, challenges and processes of arts/science collaborations from her own personal work as a photographer to her professional facilitation as Executive Director of PLAYA. PLAYA is a residency program in south central Oregon that brings together artists and scientists to engage in critical dialogue.
Ford’s personal practice has explored the intersection of art and science from alternative photographic practices to residencies at places such as Biosphere 2. As a leader in the field of arts/science residencies Ford embraces the values of interdisciplinary ways of knowing the world. She will share work samples, as well as the opportunities and partnership potential of organizational collaboration between artists and scientists, residency programs, museums and field stations.