Leonardo Education and Art Forum

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) is a Leonardo Working Group that promotes the advancement of artistic research and academic scholarship at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Comprising educators, practitioners, scholars, and students who are members of the Leonardo community, LEAF serves as a forum for collaboration and exchange among members and with other scholarly communities, such as the College Art Association of America (CAA).


The LEAF Election results are in! Leonardo welcomes Alan Boldon as 2017 LEAF Chair. Alan will begin serving immediately on the LEAF executive committee, alongside 2015 LEAF Chair Suzanne Anker and 2016 LEAF Chair JD Talasek. Boldon has spent many years working on interdisciplinary projects as an artist, curator and project manager. For 12 years he directed an international arts summer school devoted to exploring interdisciplinary engagement with place. He has an MA in Psychological Aesthetics and has taught Fine Art, socially contextualized arts practices, public art and psychological aesthetics at the BA and MA level, including lecturing throughout Europe, the USA and Canada. He is currently working on establishing a network or artists, scientists, economists and designers to develop research into "emergent design" processes. Boldon is serving as Deputy Head of School for Research, Economic and Social Engagement in the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts. Find out more

Join the Leonardo Education and Art Forum

LEAF is open to all individuals who are interested in the issues addressed by Leonardo.

Join LEAF: Those who wish to become involved with LEAF should send a brief bio to LEAF Chair Suzanne Anker at suzanne.anker@gmail.com

2015 Chair: Suzanne Anker

2016 Incoming Chair: JD Talasek (Incoming February 2016).

2017 Incoming Chair: Alan Boldon (Incoming February2017).

LEAF International Representative: Andrés Burbano

Past Chairs: David Familian (2014), Adrienne Klein (2013), Patricia Olynyk (2011, 2012), Ellen K. Levy (2010), Joseph Lewis (2009 co-chair), Victoria Vesna (2009 co-chair), Nina Czegledy (2009 co-chair), Andrea Polli (2008), Eddie Shanken (2007), Amy Ione (2006), Ioannis Yessios (2005)


View an archive of selected past LEAF activities (compiled by Paul Thomas)

Listen to a podcast of 2008-09 Chair Andrea Polli talking with Lee Montgomery of Neighborhood Public Radio at ISEA 2006 about Leonardo Education and Art Forum (previously known as Leonardo Education Forum)

Become a member of Leonardo: http://www.leonardo.info/members.html

Full LEAF membership and participation in LEAF elections is reserved for subscribers to Leonardo journal. Some LEAF activities and events, such as at the annual College Art Association (CAA) conference, require paid registration to the hosting organization.

Updated 1 April 2015