Artist Talk Nico Chen

Virtual Artist Talk: Expansive Creativity In A Time Of Confinement With Nico Chen

Please join us Friday, May 22 for our next virtual artist talk. We’ll be speaking with Nico Chen, writer, photographer, and critical learning scientist focused on reimagining education through language. Nico is a Ph.D. student in the Teaching and Learning Department at NYU Steinhardt and the Fuego Youth Leadership Coordinator at The Crucible.

This event is part of a series of virtual artist talks The Crucible will be hosting during our Covid-19 related closure. Please check back for information on future talks!

Date and Time

Fri, May 22, 2020 | 3-4pm




Please join us on Zoom for this virtual artist talk. You can both download Zoom as a desktop app or run it through your browser.

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Meet The Artist:

Nico Chen the CrucibleNico Chen

Nico first joined The Crucible community as our Fuego Coordinator, working with our teen leadership program during the summers. 

Nico is a Ph.D. student in the Teaching and Learning Department at NYU Steinhardt. He is a critical learning scientist seeking to use design-based research with the purpose of re-envisioning English Language Learners as Multilingual Multicultural Makers (M3) through linguistically-responsive teaching, culturally-responsive teaching, and maker-centered learning. In embarking on this research, Nico wants to empower teachers to design with the whole child in mind.

In the past, Nico worked as an English Language Arts teacher in Oakland, CA and as an international educator in a variety of projects in Kazakhstan, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, and Senegal. His forte is in designing learning environments with an emphasis on creativity, English language acquisition, critical thinking, and cross-cultural empathetic communication.

Enjoy future artist talks as a Crucible member.

Crucible members traditionally receive complimentary or discounted tickets for Artist Talks throughout the year. During this time of isolation, The Crucible is making all Virtual Artist Talks available to everyone in our community, so that regardless of a person’s financial situation, we can all gather in celebration of something we all love—the arts.

If you are able to help The Crucible stay afloat during our Covid-19 related closure, you can support us by becoming a member, purchasing a Crucible gift certificate, and making a donation.

See More of The Crucible’s Virtual Artist Talks

Visit the pages below to register for upcoming talks or watch the Virtual Artist Talks you may have missed.