Making and Being: You Already Have What You Need

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Want your work to make a difference? It all comes down to knowing what you’ve got - and how to work with it. You might already have everything you need…

Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard, authors of Making and Being, will begin this afternoon workshop by introducing you to the work of the collective BFAMFAPhD and the frameworks for their book Making and Being: Embodiment, Collaboration and Circulation in the Visual Arts. This will be followed by an attunement practice, Asset Mapping, an activity that supports members in identifying resources that already exist within their group, and a Q&A. The workshop will end with a closing activity.


Workshop Details:

  • Wednesday 6/17, 2-4PM

All online workshop sessions happen on Zoom. A link to the Zoom room will be emailed to participants before the first session.


* DESIGNxRI has a funding partnership with the State of RI that can cover all costs of the participation if you meet the eligibility requirements. Once your eligibility is confirmed, a comprehensive REAL JOBS RI enrollment package will be emailed to you to complete your FREE participation. All paperwork MUST be filled out BEFORE the workshop to participate in the workshop. You must be able to attend all sessions of your workshop in order to qualify for this grant.



BFAMFAPhD is a collective that formed in 2012 to make art, reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts. More information

Making and Being Authors

Susan Jahoda & Caroline Woolard

Susan Jahoda is Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Jahoda is an artist, educator, and organizer whose work includes video, photography, text, performance, installation and research-based collaborative projects. Works have been produced for venues in London, Paris, Basel, New York, Seoul, and Moscow. Jahoda is a core member of BFAMFAPhD and the Pedagogy Group, collectives of socially engaged artists and educators based in New York City.

Caroline Woolard is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Hartford, CT and employs sculpture, immersive installation, and online networks to imagine and enact systems of mutual aid and collaboration. Her work has been featured twice on New York Close Up (2014, 2016), a digital film series produced by Art21 and broadcast on PBS. Woolard is the 2018–20 inaugural Walentas Fellow at Moore College of Art and Design and her work has been commissioned by and exhibited in major national and international museums, including at MoMA, the Whitney Museum, and Creative Time. Woolard is a core member of BFAMFAPhD.