On Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm, University at Buffalo holds the Department of Art Speaker Series at the Center for the Arts 112. Lectures are free and open to the public. On November 6th, the Series will feature multi-media artist and social advocate Marisa Jahn.
Marisa Morán Jahn is an artist, multimedia designer, educator, and the founder of Studio REV-, a nonprofit organization whose public art projects and tools impact the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, women, and youth. Her many projects include the art nanny hotline (think NPR’s car talk but for nannies) about the New York State’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; The NannyVan, a bright orange mobile design lab and sound studio that “accelerates the movement for domestic workers’ rights nationwide”; and the CareForce, a public art transmedia project and mobile studio (the CareForce One) exploring one of America’s fastest growing workforces — caretakers.
A graduate of UC Berkeley and MIT, Jahn was a CEC Artslink Fellow to Tajikistan, Estonia, Russia, and Armenia; an artist-in-residence at MIT’s Media Lab; and an MIT Open Doc Fellow. She has received awards from Creative Capital, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Open Society Foundation, MAP Fund (Creative Capital/Doris Duke Charitable Fund), New York State Cultural Affairs (NYSCA), Franklin Furnace, CEC Artslink, and more. Jahn currently teaches at MIT and The New School for Social research.