Events

Past Events

October 24, 2019

5:30 pm
PS200

Edouard Glissant: on the Right to Opacity

Manthia Diawara discusses his theoretical and filmic contributions in relation to the work and influence of Caribbean philosopher and poet Edouard Glissant.

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October 3, 2019

5:30 pm
Pratt Institute campus, ARR

The Great Woman Singer: Gender & Voice in the Americas

Chavela Vargas was born in Costa Rica but became Mexican out of choice, identifying with the the bolero ranchera. She succeeded in becoming one of Mexico’s Golden Age icons, through her music and also her public queer life. Licia Fiol-Matta reviews the arc of Vargas’ career, examining her relationship to the genre that made her so famous.

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September 18, 2019

5:00 pm
Pratt Institute campus, Alumni Reading Room

To Save a World: Geoengineering, Futurism, & the Unthinkable

In collaboration with Critical & Visual Studies at Pratt Institute, we would like to announce a talk by T.J. Demos entitled To Save a World: Geoengineering, Futurism, and the Unthinkable

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September 5, 2019

5:30 pm
PS 200

Abolition Geographies

Scholar + anti-prison activist Ruthie Gilmore, CUNY.

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April 17, 2019

7:00 pm

Anarchisms Otherwise

We draw from our individual and collective inquiry to include the riotous lives of Black girls in the early twentieth century, Anarcho-Indigenous feminisms in the Americas, Black utopic visions, and queer anarchy as ways to consider an archive of “Anarchisms Otherwise.” We explore permanent and impermanent sources of insurrection and radical potentiality.

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April 8, 2019

12:30 pm
Pratt Institute campus, ARR

Narrative Deconstruction: Researching Climates of Racialized Hostility

In this talk Gunaratnam will engage with Christina Sharpe’s ideas about weathering to demonstrate how she has used speculative and creative methods to investigate how migrant bodies can bear and express the weight of living in climates of racialised hostility and debilitation.

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April 4, 2019

5:00 pm
Pratt Institute campus, Alumni Reading Room

Braiding Strands of Wellbeing: Reclaiming, Healing, & Sending Knowledge into the Future

This talk addresses ongoing work on a series of land-based collaborative projects with indigenous youth and elders. Centering Anishinabe epistemologies and concepts of well-being, Dr Atalay explores how reclaiming traditional knowledge, ancestral remains, and sacred sites can contribute to healing.

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March 27, 2019

5:00 pm
Pratt Institute Campus, Alumni Reading Room

The Work of Abjection in Nao Bustamante’s Work

Drawing from her recent book, Leticia Alvarado will reflect on the Bustamante’s performance of abject negotiations.

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March 25, 2019

9:15 am
Pratt Institute campus, Alumni Reading Room

Digital Spatialities: A Critical, Visual, and Ethnographic Social Media Methodologies Workshop

This workshop will bring together scholars pursuing research on social media phenomena within the US and globally.

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February 27, 2019

12:30 pm
Pratt Institute campus, Alumni Reading Room

Letters from the Utopian Margins: the Hawthorne Archives

The Hawthorne Archive represents voices from the utopian margins, where fact, fiction, theory, and image converge. It is a fugitive space for the development of a political consciousness of being, indifferent to the deadly forms of power that characterize our society.

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