After Hours: Hopin Hangout

After the day’s programs, head over to Sessions for casual conversation with other symposium attendees. Open all night.

After Hours: Hopin Hangout

After the day’s programs, head over to Sessions for casual conversation with other symposium attendees. Open all night.

Beyond the Bench: Part 1

Exploring jewelry and metalsmithing beyond the design and making process, this program seeks to articulate and analyze the contributions, challenges and opportunities found in other parts of the ecosystem. From philanthropists to photography, mining, writing…

Beyond the Bench: Part 2

Exploring jewelry and metalsmithing beyond the design and making process, this program seeks to articulate and analyze the contributions, challenges and opportunities found in other parts of the ecosystem. From philanthropists to photography, mining, writing…

Cawfee Tawk

Start another inspiring day with casual conversation among other symposium attendees in Sessions. Open all morning before programming begins at 12:15pmET.

Demonstrations: Matthieu Cheminée presents

Matthieu Cheminée shares demonstrations on filigree by Guinean jeweler Ibrahima Condé, the making of a gold-plated biconical pendant by Modou Fall Tall from Senegal, casting with Tuareg jeweler Ghabda Oummama and other crafts from artisans…

Discussion with Emefa Cole

Join Keynote Speaker Emefa Cole for a casual conversation in Sessions

Exploring Education

A glimpse into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)’s Department of Industrial Art including student experiences Presentations of the school’s facility and program and about Professor Cyril Etornam Adala and two of his…

Fresh Focus

Early Career Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of materials, techniques, or sociopolitical issues. Each artist will give a brief presentation of their work on the Main Stage, followed by a breakout discussion in Sessions…

Introduction

Welcoming words from SNAG’s Co-Presidents Kerianne Quick & Seth Papac and Director Brienne Rosner. They’ll then introduce the Symposium’s MC LaMar Gayles to get the program started.

On Origins: Part 1

Diaspora artists whose work focuses on themes and narratives that are rooted in or responding to West African cultural values and ideas. Each artist will give a brief presentation of their work on the Main…

On Origins: Part 2

Diaspora artists whose work focuses on themes and narratives that are rooted in or responding to West African cultural values and ideas. Each artist will give a brief presentation of their work on the Main…

Transforming Tradition

Artists whose work is inspired by historical forms, techniques or practices in West Africa today. Each artist will give a brief presentation of their work on the Main Stage, followed by a breakout discussion moderated…

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