As part of their Politics of Interactive Art (HRA 501) course in the Fall 2022 with Tania El Khoury, first-year M.A. students participated in a special workshop at Eureka!, an arts center based in Kingston, NY. Eureka! hosts an artist residency program as well as a variety of events and workshops, all of which focus on supporting practitioners working at the intersection of art and social justice.
Organized by CHRA team member and artist Polina Malikin, the field trip gave students the opportunity to explore the studios and archives at Eureka! as well as meet with several artists and community organizers, including Sam Liebert, Eden Sela, DonChristian Jones and Jake Robbins (representing Public Assistants), and Jen Chantrtanapichate.
As part of the visit, Sam Leibert led a workshop on risograph printing and helped produce this zine which includes a “How to” contribution from each student in the HRA ’24 cohort.
The M.A. program seeks to provide a rich, holistic experience grounded in research, practice, and community engagement. Experiential learning opportunities such as this one form a critical part of the curriculum.