Chaffey College, the School of Visual and Performing Arts proudly hosted the 8th International Journal of Motorcycle Studies Conference at the end of July. The academic conference featured two keynote presenters: Los Angeles native, Stacie B. London, racer, land-speed record holder, fabricator, and former Art Director for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and Robert Haas, entrepreneur, investor, National Geographic Aerial Photographer, and founder of the Haas Moto Museum and Sculpture Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
The conference included academic panels, presentations, and film screenings. Conference participants came from India, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and from all over the U.S. Some of the highlights of the conference included presentations on road narratives in film, design and architecture of two-wheel vehicles, Mexican women riding outside gender codes, the physics and design of self-healing fibers in motorcycle apparel, motorcross aesthetics found in high fashion, and much more.
During the conference, the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art Director and curator of Faster, Faster! The Art of Motorcycle Culture, Rebecca Trawick participated on a panel discussion with Faster, Faster! artists Dr. Tom Cardwell (UK) and Sean Duffy (CA), moderated by IJMS Editor and Conference Organizer and Chaffey Associate Professor Sheila Malone. The preview exhibition of Faster, Faster! The Art of Motorcycle Culture is on view at Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, California) in the CA-A lobby during the Fall 2018 semester.
IJMS Managing Editor