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Joseph D. Ketner was the Director of Emerson Urban arts and curated projects such as the Uncommon Project. 
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Director of Emerson Urban Arts dead at 62

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
September 16, 2018

President M. Lee Pelton announced the death of Joseph D. Ketner II, director of Emerson Urban Arts, in an email to students on Sept. 16. Pelton wrote Ketner, 62, passed away after a battle with...

The Festival of Light and Sound will take place on April 20 and 21. Photo by Cassandra Martinez.

Uncommon Project course shifts focus to festival

By Natalie Busch
April 10, 2018

Students signed up for the Partnered Studio: Projections on a Large Scale course expecting to display public art on Little Building tarp. But after exhibiting their art there for two weeks, the tarp...

Uncommon Project moves into second stage. Photo: Chris Van Buskirk/Berkeley Beacon.

Uncommon Update: New projections support immigrants

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
January 20, 2018

The Uncommon Project entered its second stage when the 15 story white sheet covering the Little Building was cut in half, and a new cycle of artwork began.   The large-scale projection displays...

Projections transform Little Building into a work of art

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
December 2, 2017

    Eerie music, a growing crowd, a mysterious countdown projected onto the Little Building—it was almost a dystopian scene on Boston Common Friday night. When the countdown ended,...

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