Distinguished Visiting Artist Martin Keil: Artist Practice as Social Innovation

28 Oct 2014

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Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Swan Hall (Reception at 5 p.m.)

German artist Martin Keil will discuss his approach to art and his new collaboration with URI students in a lecture entitled “Community Investors: Artist Practice as Social Innovation”.

Keil’s new project with URI art, engineering and communication students, Reuse: Disposable Food Packaging, aims to raise awareness about disposable food and beverage packaging, encourage its avoidance, and to promote the use and reuse of natural resources. Disposable food packaging will be collected from around campus and transformed into art. The project will enrich the discourse about a sustainable campus and help the University pioneer innovative ways to promote conservation, recycling and reuse of natural resources.

To learn more about Keil, Mayer and their art projects, visit

Keil’s visit to URI is part of the URI Distinguished Visiting Artists Program, which seeks to engage students and faculty on a deeper level of understanding and appreciation of the arts in contemporary culture. It is sponsored by the URI Office of the Provost, the Harrington School of Communication and Media, the Department of Art and Art History and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.