What Now?

What Now? graphic by Jean Egger

What now?

That question dominates conversations across campus, the region, and the country after the stunning upset in the presidential election.

From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday, November 12, Skidmore College’s IdeaLab Steering Committee and the Tang Teaching Museum will facilitate a conversation and brainstorming session about answers to that question. The Idea-a-thon is intended to be loose and flexible, allowing participants to come and go as needed.

Everyone—students, faculty, staff, and residents of the region—is welcome to attend and contribute their ideas.

Food and beverages will be provided.

UPDATE: A Skidmore College pop-up course called What Now? is the result of the public brainstorming session held Saturday, November 12.

Students, faculty, staff and community are invited to come together to talk about, think about, and react to the presidential election. This is a student-led experience, co-facilitated by faculty members from different disciplines. The class will provide context for the election and offer a space to formulate collaborative responses.

Class Schedule:

  • Monday, November 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    What Now?

  • Monday, November 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    What Now?

  • Monday, November 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    What Now?

  • Monday, December 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    What Now?

  • Monday, December 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    What Now?

All are welcome, snacks and beverages will be provided. No registration is necessary for drop-in participation.

Pattern by Monica Andrews '19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.