SEEN Journal XVIII – Hope

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SEEN Journal - HOPE cover (1)Hope . . . aims at reunion, at recollection, at reconciliation:
in that  way, and in that way alone, it might be called a memory of the future.

—Gabriel Marcel, Homo Viator

For SEEN Journal XVIII: Hope, we’ve invited Guest Editor, Taylor Worley, to tap the artists, writers, and thinkers who presented papers at our 2017 biennial conference to unpack how the idea of hope focuses our attention on reunion, recollection, and reconciliation. Addressing wide-ranging themes such as community art, street art, sacred spaces, refugee relations, cultural trauma, place-making, and the history and theology that inform artists’ approaches to these themes points to the necessity of identifying, tapping, and maintaining hope in our effort to make a way toward the future.

As with past issues, expect thought-provoking essays and reviews aalongside an abundance of art by members of the CIVA community.

Taylor WorleyTaylor Worley serves as Associate Vice President of Spiritual Life and University Ministries and Associate Professor of Christian Thought at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He holds a Ph.D. in the areas of contemporary art and theological aesthetics from the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews. Taylor lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife Anna and their children: Elizabeth, Quinn, Graham, and Lillian.



Taylor Worley
Honoring Cameron Anderson
Tim Rollins: In Memoriam
James Romaine
Finding Faith in the Third Space
Joe Cory
Lauren Evans
Doris Salcedo: Memorial Aesthetics
Yohana Junker
Gentrification in East Austin
Kim Garza
Art as Practice for Imaginative Placemaking
Jennifer Craft
Art as Embodied Witness
Chelle Stearns
Art Unto Death
Stephen Evans
We Dare Not Look Away
Carrie Cates
Conjuring the Muse
Damon Powell
The Visual Aspects of Gentrification
Kim Garza
An Interview with Lauren Tilden
Cameron Anderson
Looking Hard at Hard Things
Matthew Billou


Micah Bloom, Codex
Kari Dunham
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art
John Franklin


Poetry in Response to Poetry
Christine Perrin

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