Beauty At Work
Beauty At Work
Aug 15, 2023
Beauty and Justice with Dr. Sheri Parks
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Sheri Parks, Ph.D. is a public intellectual, strategist, senior higher education professor, administrator, and author, working to bridge the wisdom of communities and the academy to address urgent societal challenges. Her positions have included Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Associate Dean for Research, Interdisciplinary Scholarship, and Programing, and Founding Director of the Center for Synergy at the University of Maryland. Her signature public projects include Baltimore Stories: Narrative and the Life of an American City.

In this episode, we talk about: 

  1. What drew Sheri to study aesthetics
  2. Her research on everyday aesthetics
  3. Sheri’s inspiration to move beyond academia
  4. The relationship between beauty and aesthetics
  5. The "Baltimore Stories" project
  6. The relationship between aesthetics and social justice
  7. How aesthetics can be manipulated for unethical practices & propaganda
  8. Aesthetic experience and trauma healing
  9. The Natural Dye Initiative

To reach Sheri, email her at:

Resources Mentioned:

Baltimore Stories: Narratives and The Life of an American City:

The Barclay Art Project which features the video she discusses in the podcast:

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