Tyler School of Art's Life After Tyler podcasts

A new initiative from Tyler School of Art Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC): Life After Tyler podcasts! The DSAC asked for career workshops they could fit into a student’s busy schedule, so we will be producing podcasts for you to listen to while you run, commute, or work in the studio. Watch for these helpful podcasts periodically (the goal is to produce at least one every other week). If you would like to suggest a topic, or if you would like to make one yourself, contact Student Life (
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Aug 8, 2018

Noting the long history of censorship in the comic book world, this panel will explore the role comics, editorial cartoons, and graphic illustration play in issues of censorship and free speech, as well as the history of censorship of comics in the US. Paying particular attention to the use of stereotypes in political cartoons and free speech on college campuses, our panelists discuss the complexities surrounding these issues.

Sandra Suárez, Professor of Political Science at Temple University

Signe Wilkinson, Editorial Cartoonist,
Laura Little, Professor of Law and Government, Temple University
Jennifer Cruté, Comic Artist & Graphic Designer

At one point in the presentation, Prof. Little plays a video. Here it is if you would like to reference it.

This panel was recorded at Temple's College of Liberal Arts Graphic Thinking Conference, on October 17, 2017.

May 19, 2017

Tyler Professor Gerard Brown leads a panel discussion with Sharon Louden, Hrag Vartanian, and Deana Haggag covering  a range of topics, including: Identifying and communicating assets and skills common to the artists studio practice that are useful to mean of creating value for industrial partners. These assets include, among others, the capacity to utilize failure productively, and cultural reciprocity, an acute awareness of the use of cultural exchange for growth. The inherently collaborative nature of artistic disciplines in contrast to myths of individual, autonomous creative work. The ways in which artists, who routinely produce something from nothing, can contribute to the discussion of quantifying success.

 If you are interested in Sharon's book, you can find it here.

Jan 19, 2017

This presentation was given by Tyler Architecture students Lourdes Monje and Veronica Ayala at the the American Institute of Architecture Students FORUM Conference in Boston, MA on December 31, 2016. Their talk centers around issues that Temple faces while growing in it’s North Philadelphia neighborhood. Here’s their description of their talk to give you a context for the presentation.

As a college campus grows, a residential community is left with less to keep. Come find out how Temple University AIAS and Philly BRIC (Building Relationships in Communities) are using design to effectively resolve university/resident conflicts in an urban setting. We recognize architecture’s role in reasserting public spaces as a necessary stage for dialogue and engagement. By using storytelling to activate participation, and gathering communities through common interests to encourage interaction, we consequently abolish the false narratives that keep us apart. The “Sharing Stories” project is the first of its kind in the North Philadelphia area. It seeks to fully engage citizens in all parts of the design-build process. The end product, then, is a space designed to create unity, social inclusiveness, and a reflection of the collaborative nature of the process; a place designed by everyone, for everyone, to create and strengthen the bonds in our neighborhood.