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Shana Agid
http://www.shanaagid.com

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Design, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, College of Design and Social Context, School of Media and Communication, Melbourne, Australia, 2016

Dissertation: Making Contested Futures: A Politics of Designing with People

M.A., Visual Criticism, California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, CA, 2005

M.F.A., Printmaking and Book Arts, California College of the Arts, 2005

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, concentration in Printmaking and Science, Technology, and Society, 1997 (Eugene Lang, New York, NY, Fall 1996)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

July 2012–present

Assistant Professor, Arts, Media, and Communication

Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

 

July 2009–July 2012

Assistant Professor, School of Art, Media + Technology

Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

 

November 2007–July 2010

Director of Academic Projects

Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

 

September 2005–July 2006

Visiting Faculty, Fine Arts (Printmaking and Book Arts)

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York

 

July 2004–July 2006

Instructor, Screenprinting and Letterpress Printing

San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California

 

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP

2016-present

Director, First Year Program

Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

 

2013–2015

Coordinator, First Year Integrative Studio 1 & 2

Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

 

2009–2013

Director, Printmaking

Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

 

GRANTS / RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

2015-16

Scholar in Residence, New York City Center for Book Arts, New York, New York

 

July 2013–15

Provost’s Office Fund for Collaborative Innovation / Rockefeller Foundation, “The Ship’s First Shape Was a Raft: Building Complex Self-Determined Communities (from school to neighborhood to city) through Teaching, Learning, and Design”

 

2013

Esteemed Partner in Education Award, given by The Fortune Society, New York, New York

 

2012

Artist residency, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

2010–11

Provost’s Office Innovations in Education Fund Grant, “Collaborative Practices in Social Design (Working with People),” Phase 2

 

2009–10

Provost’s Office Innovations in Education Fund Grant, “Collaborative Practices in Social Design (Working with People),” Phase 1

 

2006–07

Keyholder Residency, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, New York

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books and Book Chapters

“Making ‘safety,’ making freedom: Problem-setting, collaborative design, and contested futures,” in Tricky Design: The Ethics of Things, edited by Tom Fisher and Lorraine Gamman, Bloomsbury Press, 2017 (forthcoming).

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This. New York: Booklyn Artists Alliance, 2010. Letterpress printed cover, offset interior. Numbered edition of 750 copies.

“Hurricane Katrina and the Prison Industrial Complex.” In Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States, edited by Kristin Bates and Richelle Swan, 55-75. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2007.

 

Journals (Peer Reviewed)

“‘…it’s your project, but it’s not necessarily your work…’: Infrastructuring, Situatedness, and Designing Relational Practice,” Participatory Design Conference Proceedings, ACM International, 2016.

“Finding ‘Community’ and other critical words,” with Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani. Urban Pamphleteer, Global Education for Urban Futures, 2015.

“Making Anyway: Education, Designing, Abolition.” Lateral: A Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, Theory Thread, (3) (Spring 2014).

“World-Making: Theory/Practice Practices in Design.” Design and Culture, 4(1) (March 2012).

“‘How can we design something to transition people from a system that doesn’t want to let them go?’: Social Design and its Political Contexts.” Design Philosophy Papers, “Beyond ‘Progressive Design” 3 (December 2011).

 

Journals and Magazines

Shana Agid and Erica Rand. “Introduction: Not Another Special Guest: Teaching Trans Now.” Radical Teacher 92 (Winter 2011).

Shana Agid, Michael Bennett and Kate Drabinski. “Introduction: Teaching Against the Prison Industrial Complex.” Radical Teacher, 88 (Summer 2010): 3-6.

Shana Agid and Erica Rand. “Introduction: Teaching Beyond ‘Tolerance’.” Radical Teacher, 80 (Winter 2008): 2-5.

“When We Became Normal: Transgender People in Pop Culture and the Politics of Normalcy.” Clamor 8 (Fall 2006): 24-5.

“When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Boy: Transgeneration’s Meditation on the Real.” flowtv.org 3(6) (November 2005). http://flowtv.org/2005/11/feature-when-i-grow-up-i-want-to-be-a-boy-transgenerations-meditation-on-the-real/

 

Journal Issues Edited

Shana Agid and Erica Rand, eds. “Not Another Special Guest: Teaching Trans Now.” Radical Teacher 92 (Winter 2011).

Shana Agid, Michael Bennett and Kate Drabinski, eds. “Teaching Against the Prison Industrial Complex.” Radical Teacher 88 (Summer 2010).

Shana Agid and Erica Rand, eds. “Teaching Beyond ‘Tolerance’.” Radical Teacher 80 (Winter 2008).

 

Catalog Essays

“Weston Teruya.” Exhibition catalog, Pro Arts: 2 x 2 Solos 2011, 57-60. Oakland: Pro Arts, 2011.

You Can Have It All: New York. Catalog for exhibition at Salvation Gallery, New York City, 2007.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Hanna Exel, “Like A Wrecking Ball: Shana Agid on New York, Nostalgia, and David Wojnarowicz,” The Visual AIDS Blog, May 28, 2014, https://www.visualaids.org/blog/detail/like-a-wrecking-ball-shana-agid-on-new-york-nostalgia-and-david-wojnarowicz.


CONFERENCES (Peer Reviewed)

2016

Participatory Design Conference, Aarhus, Denmark

Paper: “‘…it’s your project, but it’s not necessarily your work…’: Infrastructuring, Situatedness, and Designing Relational Practice”

 

Designing Interactive Systems, Brisbane, Australia

Designing Against the Status Quo workshop, paper “Wrenching Open: Queering Design Objectives”

 

2014

American Studies Association, Los Angeles, California

Roundtable: Teaching Against the Prison Industrial Complex through (Ambivalent) Spaces of Possibility

Additional Participants: Liat Ben-Moshe, Gillian Harkins

 

RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference 2014, London, England

Session: Scrapheap Challenge for Everyday Security; Presentation: Making / Contested / Futures

 

2013

Design Research Society OPENsig (Objects, Practices, Experiences, Networks) Symposium: Good Things and Bad Things, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

Paper: “Making ‘Safety,’ Making Freedom: Design and Contested Futures”

 

2012

American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Roundtable: Abolition Undercommons; Paper: Making Anyway

Additional Participants: Sora Han, Erica Mieners, David Stein

 

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, New York, NY

Working with People: Keywords and and Contested Meanings as Pedagogical Tools for Engagement

Additional Participants: Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, Laura Liu, Judy Pryor-Ramirez

 

2011

American Studies Association, Baltimore, Maryland

Roundtable Chair: Critical Prison Studies Teaches against the Prison Industrial Complex: Strategies and Tools across Disciplines

Additional Participants: Kate Drabinski, Priya Kandaswamy, Sara Kaplan, Judah Schept

 

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Roundtable: Working with People: Facilitating Critical Engagement and Collaborative Practices in Urban Design and History

Additional Participants: Jack Tchen, Lisa Yun Lee

 

Amsterdam School for Social Analysis International Workshop: Articulation(s), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Panel participant: Practicing Theory; Paper: “World-making”: Theory/Practice Practices in Design

 

College Art Association, New York, New York

Panel participant: What’s Art Got to Do with It? Design Writing in the Twenty-First Century

Paper: “Useless: Art history and a Taste for the Useful,” with Cameron Tonkinwise

 

2010

American Studies Association, San Antonio, Texas

Roundtable: Teaching Abolition and the Prison Industrial Complex

Additional Participants: Patrice Douglass, Priya Kandaswamy, Elizabeth Steeby, and Kate Drabinski, Chair

 

Amsterdam School for Social Analysis International Workshop: Articulation(s), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Panel participant for Politics of Mourning

Paper: “Punishment equals Recognition equals Rights equals Life: Queer Citizenship and the Prison Industrial Complex”

 

College Art Association, Feminist Art Project Special Sessions, Chicago, Illinois

Panel: Push and/or Pull: Trans and Gender-Variant Artists Discuss the Role of Feminism in Their Work

Paper: “Something as Simple as This: Complex Personhood and (my) Transgender Feminism”

 

2009

American Studies Association, Washington, D.C.

Roundtable: Sexual Citizenship and Racialized (Un)Belonging

Additional Participants: Meredith Raimondo, Priya Kandaswamy, Eithne Luibhéid, Erica Rand, Chair

 

2006

Cultural Studies Association 5th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon

Paper: “I Love My Dead Gay Son: Violences of Domination and the Making of LGBT Citizens in the United States”

 

2005

Re-Viewing Bodies: Embodiment, Process, and Change, 2005 International Visual Sociology Association Conference, Dublin, Ireland

Paper: “No Superman: Troubling Representations of Trans ‘Masculinity’ in Visual Culture”

 

Trans Politics, Social Change, and Justice, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), New York, New York

Paper: “‘Fags Doom Nations’: Imagining Safety and Politics Beyond Hate Crime Legislation”

 

Parties and Shared Space: 18th Annual Association of English Graduate Students Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Paper: “How I Learned to Hold It: Public Bathrooms and Gender Policing”

 

2004

InterseXions: Queer Visual Culture at the Crossroads, Queer Caucus for Art of the College Art Association, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), New York, New York

Panel Chair: “Deconstructing the Queer Next Door: Interrogations of Queer Realness and the “Normal”

Paper: “Becoming the (White) Man: Loren Cameron’s Body Alchemy and the Pitfalls of the Real”

 

INVITED LECTURES / PANELS

2013

The America Project Methodology Remix: A Symposium for Educators, Artists, and Students, part of Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, New York, New York

Artist Talk

 

Partnering for Impact, New York, New York, Organized by Hester Street Collaborative, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and Urban Justice Center

“Working with People: Critical Pedagogy and Partnerships”

 

2010

Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Parsons the New School for Design, and New School for Social Research, The New School, New York, New York

Panel: The Oil Spill

 

2009, 2010

The New School, New York, New York

Paper: “Life Is Complicated and Other Theories Critical to Seeing and Making.” Invited guest lecture in University Lecture courses Fuel + Ornament (2009), and Population (2010), Faculty: Robert Kirkbride

 

2009

University of the Arts and DesignPhiladelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Panel: Universities and Non-Profits

 

Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York, New York

Panel: The Crits: Parsons Faculty on the Presidential Inauguration, in conjunction with the exhibition Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding

 

2005

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Paper: “‘Fags Doom Nations’ and Other Parables of Hate: Imagining a Transgender Politics”

 

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Paper: “No Superman: Troubling Representations of Trans ‘Masculinity’”

 

EXHIBITION RECORD

2016

words | matter, Chicago, Illinois (juried)

 

2015

New Impressions in American Letterpress, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, Two Rivers, Wisconsin (juried, catalog)

 

2014

National Queer Arts Festival Exhibition: Body, body, bodies, Queer Cultural Center at the SOMArts Center, San Francisco, California (juried)

 

2013

Artists’ Books Cornucopia IV, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado (juried, catalog)

Trans Technology: Circuits of Culture, Self, Belonging, Mabel Smith Douglass Library at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (invited, catalog)

 

2012

Tell Me How You REALLY Feel: Graphic Novels, Journals, and Travelogues, New York Center for Book Arts, New York, New York and Payne Gallery at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA (juried, catalog)

Artists’ Books, Ripple River Gallery, Aitkin, Minnesota (invited)

 

2011

Multiple, Limited, Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts, New York Center for Book Arts, New York, New York and Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis Minnesota (catalog)

 

2010–11

Book + Art: Artists’ books from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Perkins Gallery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

 

2010

Out of the Chaos and Darkness, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, New York (juried)

 

2009

Scissors: Pop-up, Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, Florida (juried)

 

2008–9

Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Hilo, Hawai’i (juried, catalog)

Fun and Games (and Such…), New York Center for Book Arts, New York, New York (juried)

 

2007

Fall ’07 Exhibition, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, New York, Curator: Mary Temple (juried)

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This, 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (two person show)

Spring ’07 Exhibition, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, New York, Curator: Bruce Pearson (juried)

 

2006

’Racing Pages, New York LGBT Center, New York, New York

 

2005

Art Caucas International Biennial 2005, “Beyond Stereotypes,” International Art Show, Tbilisi, Georgia (invited, catalog)

Ocean Crossing, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California and Osaka University of the Arts, Osaka, Japan

 

2004

Parts, New College of California, San Francisco, California

Paper Cuts, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, California (invited)

Fresh Meat, ODC, San Francisco, California (juried)

2004 MFA Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California

Felix Variations, Play Space, the California College of the Arts Graduate Gallery, San Francisco, California

Paper, Ink, Fresh Perspectives, The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California (juried)

 

2003

Sugar Valley, Castro Street Fair, San Francisco, California (invited installation)

Tranny Identification Project, Good Vibrations, San Francisco, California

Safe Keeping, Critical Resistance Southern Regional Conference and Strategy Session, New Orleans, Louisiana

XOXOX, The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California (juried)

 

2002

Repurpose, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California, Juror: Nicolas Bourriaud, co-director, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (juried)

 

1997

Coptic and Collage, New York City Center for Book Arts, New York, New York (juried)

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2013

Queer Urban Geographies, New York, New York

“An Island of Holes and Dark Spaces: Call a Wrecking Ball to Make a Window”

Video performance and reading of an artist book, Call a Wrecking Ball to Make a Window

 

2012

Artist Panel for Tell Me How You REALLY Feel: Graphic Novels, Journals, and Travelogues, New York Center for Book Arts, New York, New York

Artist in Residence talk, Minnesota Center for the Book, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

2011

Parsons the New School for Design, New York, New York, Course: Transdisciplinary Design MFA, Research Methods, Faculty: Lisa Grocott

 

2010

Eugene Lang College, New York, New York, Course: Civic Action & Interruption, Faculty: Kate Eichhorn

 

2006, 2009

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, Visual Art Department/ Printmaking

 

2006

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, Fine Art Department/Printmaking

 

COLLECTIONS

Walker Art Center

New York Public Library (NYPL)

Library of Congress

New York Center for Book Arts
New York University (NYU)

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

University of Michigan, Labadie Collection

University of Minnesota

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

University of California at Berkeley

University of California at Irvine Libraries

University of California at San Diego (UCSD), Art Library

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB)

University of Southern California

Scripps College, Denison Library

Occidental College

San Diego State University

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

Stanford University

Harvard University

Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

Wesleyan University

Dartmouth College, Hood Museum

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum

Duke University

Grinnel College

University of Vermont (UVM)

University of Miami

The Poetry Library

Bucknell University

Wellesley College

University of Colorado, Boulder

Oberlin College

Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Room

 

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

2014–present

Corresponding Editor, Editorial Board member Design Philosophy Papers

 

2007–present

Radical Teacher, Editorial Board member (Art Director, 2007-2012, on leave)

 

2009–2012

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), Board member

 

2011

Manuscript Reviewer, Design and Culture

 

2010

Residency Juror, Lower East Side Printshop

 

2009–present

American Studies Association, member

 

2005–present

College Art Association, member