Joseph Kunkel, Caroline Woolard, and Sanjit Sethi

Sanjit Sethi has two decades of experience as an artist, curator and cultural leader. Sethi’s previous positions include Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University, Director of the Center for Art and Public Life, Barclay Simpson Professor, and Chair of Community Arts at the California College of the Arts; and Executive Director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. Additionally, Sethi has taught at the Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Sethi received a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, an MFA in Ceramics from University of Georgia, and an MS in Advanced Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sethi has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships, including a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg, and a Fulbright fellowship in India. Sanjit Sethi is the 19th President of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Joseph Kunkel, a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Nation, is the Director of MASS Design Groups’ Sustainable Native Communities Design Lab in Santa Fe, NM. As a community designer and educator, he is working on, a growing portfolio of work in Indian Country focused on the research, design, and construction of exemplary Native American Indian housing nationwide. This work has developed into emerging best practices, and online affordable housing development tools, funded by the Department of Housing & Urban Developments’ Policy, Development, and Research Office. From 2013-2016, Joseph led the development of a 41-unit low-income housing development, supported by National Endowment for the Arts and ArtPlace America funding. In 2019, Joseph was awarded an Obama Foundation Fellowship for his work exploring transformational change that aligns with indigenous values and honors the worldviews of Indigenous populations. As a 2019 Civil Society Fellow, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, Joseph is working towards developing lasting impact within American society where Indigenous peoples have a seat at the table. Joseph is a recipient of the Rauschenberg SEED award, Creative Capital Award, and Enterprise Rose Fellowship.

Caroline Woolard employs sculpture, immersive installation, and online networks to imagine and enact systems of collaboration and mutual aid. She has co-founded barter networks OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop (2009-2019), BFAMFAPhD.com (2014-present), and the Study Center for Group Work (2015-present) and her work has been commissioned by and exhibited in major national and international museums, including MoMA, the Whitney Museum, and Creative Time. Recent scholarly writing on her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail (2018); Artforum (2016); Art in America (2016); The New York Times (2016); and South Atlantic Quarterly (2015). Woolard’s work has been featured twice on New York Close Up (2014, 2016), a digital film series produced by Art21 and broadcast on PBS. She is the 2018–20 inaugural Walentas Fellow at Moore College of Art and Design and the inaugural 2019–20 Artist in Residence for INDEX, a new initiative at the Rose Museum. Caroline Woolard is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hartford. 

Sanjit Sethi has two decades of experience as an artist, curator and cultural leader. Sethi’s previous positions include Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University, Director of the Center for Art and Public Life, Barclay Simpson Professor, and Chair of Community Arts at the California College of the Arts; and Executive Director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. Additionally, Sethi has taught at the Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Sethi received a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, an MFA in Ceramics from University of Georgia, and an MS in Advanced Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sethi has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships, including a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg, and a Fulbright fellowship in India. Sanjit Sethi is the 19th President of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Joseph Kunkel, a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Nation, is the Director of MASS Design Groups’ Sustainable Native Communities Design Lab in Santa Fe, NM. As a community designer and educator, he is working on, a growing portfolio of work in Indian Country focused on the research, design, and construction of exemplary Native American Indian housing nationwide. This work has developed into emerging best practices, and online affordable housing development tools, funded by the Department of Housing & Urban Developments’ Policy, Development, and Research Office. From 2013-2016, Joseph led the development of a 41-unit low-income housing development, supported by National Endowment for the Arts and ArtPlace America funding. In 2019, Joseph was awarded an Obama Foundation Fellowship for his work exploring transformational change that aligns with indigenous values and honors the worldviews of Indigenous populations. As a 2019 Civil Society Fellow, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, Joseph is working towards developing lasting impact within American society where Indigenous peoples have a seat at the table. Joseph is a recipient of the Rauschenberg SEED award, Creative Capital Award, and Enterprise Rose Fellowship.

Caroline Woolard employs sculpture, immersive installation, and online networks to imagine and enact systems of collaboration and mutual aid. She has co-founded barter networks OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop (2009-2019), BFAMFAPhD.com (2014-present), and the Study Center for Group Work (2015-present) and her work has been commissioned by and exhibited in major national and international museums, including MoMA, the Whitney Museum, and Creative Time. Recent scholarly writing on her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail (2018); Artforum (2016); Art in America (2016); The New York Times (2016); and South Atlantic Quarterly (2015). Woolard’s work has been featured twice on New York Close Up (2014, 2016), a digital film series produced by Art21 and broadcast on PBS. She is the 2018–20 inaugural Walentas Fellow at Moore College of Art and Design and the inaugural 2019–20 Artist in Residence for INDEX, a new initiative at the Rose Museum. Caroline Woolard is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hartford. 

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