Dodd Dialogues is a speaker series that is being launched to help current students explore their academic pathways and career options leading up to and following graduation. By connecting students early on with alumni in their careers, students are better able to picture and establish their own personal goals, forging ahead in their own career paths.
The third Dodd Dialogue lecture includes Rachel Debuque, who graduated in 2013 with an MFA in Sculpture, and Justin Plakas who graduated in 2012 with an MFA in Photography. Their multi-disciplinary background is reflected in their collaboration, PLAKOOKEE. PLAKOOKEE creates work that ranges from socially engaged residency projects, to installations, videos, and design. In this lecture, entitled A Couple of Artists, Debuque and Plakas discuss the trials of balancing two academic careers, seeking employment, and creative fulfillment. This iteration of Dodd Dialogues will focus on how two Dodd Alumni have managed to foster a thriving collaborative project, a marriage, and two creative, academic careers. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.
Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas
April 10, 2017
Art Library, 2nd Floor in Dodd