Online Event Reflects on Art Created in a Remote World
Interdisciplinary designer and artist Francesco Stumpo will bring together a diverse group next week to reflect on the art created during the pandemic, and how everyday actions can hold such profound meaning for others.
“More Less Project: Remote Year” will focus on trying to figure out how to handle the new world, creating a space for community reflection and discussion about the things “we are thinking, feeling and understanding in the midst of the one-year mark of operating remotely,” according to Stumpo. Panel discussions will be held in Spanish on Feb. 25 and in English on Feb. 26.
"I thought about this initiative because many times we do not give ourselves the opportunity to take a break,” said Stumpo. “The time at home, the time gained from being in a space for a long time, has forced us to reduce the speed with which we do things, to gain time for reflection."
Stumpo, who earned a Master of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology, created the More Less Project as a participatory public art initiative that invites people to slow down as they reflect on the things that hold meaning in their lives, as well as the effect they have on others.
Next week’s events will feature a panel discussion between designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs, before an open discussion is held with the general public. Ewelina Olewchoska, founder of Studio Domka (Boston, MA); Melissa Wong, creative coach (San Francisco, CA); Maddy Beard, UI/UX designer (Denver, CO); and Orianna Montenegro, artist (Miami, FL), will be among those taking part.
"It's important to continue gathering during these uncertain times, this is an invitation to explore how art goes beyond the two-dimensional context and we use it to connect, generate community and create spaces for reflection.”