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57th ed., 2018

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Keyword: International Symposium

01 Oct 2018

Keyword: International

A Pittsburgh survey initiated by Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Carnegie Museum of Art

Pittsburgh’s arts community defines “international” at this moment in time.

Keyword: International Symposium
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Noon–6 p.m.
Open to the public

Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Carnegie Museum of Art Are Pleased to Announce the Findings of Keyword: International

Twenty micro-grants were awarded to a diverse fellowship of Pittsburgh’s arts activators: international travels, community explorations, and deep dives into bookish research yield a daylong forum that is sure to expand ideas of the international from many local points of view.

Pittsburgh’s cultural explorers will show us the imaginative potential of research to connect with ideas, communities, and urgent conversations around the world.

—janera solomon, Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Short, lively presentations travel from an electronic music conference in Durban, South Africa, to a bread oven in Braddock, Pittsburgh.

Hosted by janera solomon, Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Ingrid Schaffner, Curator, Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, the symposium features Keyword: International Fellows (listed by organization):

• Afronaut(a) / Alisha Wormsley
• Artist Residency at Pittsburgh International Airport / Blaine Siegel
• The Black Draft / Dawn Weleski and Justin Strong
• The Black Unicorn Library and Archive Project / Bekezela Mguni
• Braddock Carnegie Library + Transformazium / Ruthie Stringer
• Braddock Community Oven / Shauna Kearns and Mary Carey
• #BTS: Mapping Female & Non-binary Networks in AV Culture / Lauren Goshinski
• Bunker Projects / Fred Blauth
• Casey Droege Cultural Productions / Johanna Lasner and Casey Droege
• Fairy Fantastic! / Suzie Silver and Hilary Harp
• FashionAFRICANA / Demeatria Boccella
• FlowerHouse / Naomi and Darnell Chambers
• General Sisters / Ginger Brooks Takahashi
• Intersection*ology / Kendra Ross with Lori Hepner
• #notwhite collective / Christiane Leach and collective
• Office of Public Art / Rachel Klipa
• Silver Eye Center for Photography / David Oresick
• Spaces Corners / Ed Panar and Melissa Cantanes
• Working-Class Media Project / Benjamin Ogrodnik

Keyword: International is a collaborative initiative to creatively define Pittsburgh as an international city at this moment in time. It launched in January 2018 with a community forum, introducing the vision for the program and its interrelated activities: research, a public symposium, and a publication. Pittsburgh’s arts activators—organizations large and small, curators and programmers—were encouraged to submit to an open call for research proposals and twenty $1,500 micro-grants were awarded to support creative research that explores the meaning of “international” in terms of audience and mission, vision or aspiration.

For more information and to register for this free event, please visit

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Keyword: International is generously supported by The Benter Foundation and The Fine Foundation.

Keyword: International

  • A catalyst for creative research and conversation
  • A community-building project and celebration
  • A collaborative initiative of Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Carnegie Museum of Art
  • A Congress!