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About VASD

The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community.

This Program unites the entire RMCAD community and opens its doors to the Denver-metro area by inviting the public to attend a variety of evening lectures and events presented by our roster of distinguished guests. These guests also engage with RMCAD students and faculty through private events, such as studio visits, gallery talks, and workshops.

For more information, please go to our website: vasd.rmcad.edu.


The Collapsing Time Series

The fall 2017 / spring 2018 VASD Program lecture series challenges a singular perspective of time by presenting manifold interpretations of time’s malleability while considering how flattening past, present, and future through creative models can generate new experiences of time beyond physical limitations.

As humans, we experience time as a linear, limited, and measured entity. The imaginative nature of art and design—providing novel insights into our world and experiences—allows us to challenge our quotidian and restrictive conception of time by dismantling absolutes and poking holes in barriers assumed to be impermeable. From simple gestures like acknowledging the present moment’s continuous slippage from future to past or our obsession with nostalgia, to grand revelations of future apocalypse fabricated from warring pasts, contemporary artists, scholars, and designers are tinkering with and breaking clocks, disassembling time, and contemplating what happens when such a universally accepted concept folds in onto itself.

For tickets to the upcoming lectures and events in the Collapsing Time series, please visit our website: vasd.rmcad.edu.

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For questions about the VASD Program, please email vasdprogram@rmcad.edu or call 800.888.ARTS.


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