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Art Therapy Symposium

STITCH BY STITCH: DIY citizenship and the politics of the “therapeutic”

Annual Spring Art Therapy Symposium
Friday, April 17, 2015

Featuring keynote presentation by
Savneet Talwar, Ph.D., ATR-BC

About the Program

Stitch by Stitch: DIY citizenship and the politics of the "therapeutic" will be an all-day symposium on art therapy, featuring a keynote co-presented by Savneet Talwar.

Savneet TalwarSavneet Talwar, Ph.D., ATR-BC is an Associate Professor and Chair of the graduate art therapy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a scholar, researcher, educator, art therapist, cultural worker and activist, her current research focuses on feminist politics, critical theories of difference, gendered labor practices and citizenship. Employing crafting and fabrication as a form of social practice in community settings, she is interested in creating critical dialogue surrounding issues of reproductive freedom, sexuality, the body, cultural trauma and social inequity. She is the author of a number of articles and has published in Arts in Psychotherapy, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, and Gender Issues in Art Therapy. Her current projects are: Re-Tweeting Citizenship, Wandering Uterus Project: A DIY Movement for Reproductive Justice and CEW Design Studio- Creatively Empowered Women - a craft, sewing and fabrication enterprise for Bosnian and South Asian women at the Hamdard Center in Chicago. She currently serves as the Associate Editor for the Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. The symposium offers professional continuing education, presentations, and workshops by prominent regional art therapists and art therapy educators. This event is sponsored by the Mount Mary University Art Therapy Department and the Wisconsin Art Therapy Association.