My research interests explore a terrain as diverse as the book arts field itself. I welcome opportunities to share in writing or speaking the insights and perspectives revealed by book art today. My recent explorations include the following:
– How do we inhabit our stories when they are carried on the body rather than enclosed in a book? What does a visceral engagement with story, place, and time teach us?
– We spend on average more than 11 hours per day in front of a screen, increasingly disconnected from integrated mind-body awareness. What role can craft play in reengaging the body?
-What are the trends that mark international letterpress work?
– How can institutional collections heighten awareness of their treasures so that their college and university communities seek out those works? What can we learn from successful programmatic initiatives?
– From my recent oral history project, what does Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ mid-1980s start-up suggest about public-private partnerships, leadership, and creating community? What additional insights accrue from the story of MCBA’s move to the shared Open Book space in 2000?