Events

Past Events

February 12, 2019

5:00 pm
Pratt Institute campus, Alumni Reading Room

Dispatches from Resistant Mexico

Dispatches from Resistant Mexico is a series of short documentaries from southern Mexico, each depicting one of the thousands of pockets of resistance throughout Latin America that are in struggle against what the Zapatistas call “the capitalist hydra.”

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November 1, 2018

5:00 pm
Design Center Gallery (PS 200) Steuben Hall, Pratt Institute

Toxic Erotics and Bad Ecosex: Dumped Desires at Windmere Basin

In an Anthropcenic context where contemporary waterways harbour so many of our dumped desires, this talk explores alternatives to the frame of ‘rehabilitation’: how else might we love and live with wounded bodies of water in the shadow of settler colonial petrocapitalism?

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October 30, 2018

5:00 pm
ENGR 307, Pratt Institute

A Living Archive of Mass Die-Offs: Reframing the Sixth Extinction

Let us begin to shift the narrative focus of the ongoing mass species extinction crisis – from extinction to die-off. Rather than waiting for an uncertain future time, the shift will encourage us to engage with the present. Banerjee has witnessed and documented in photographs and writing two mass die-offs.

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October 25, 2018

12:30 pm
Pratt Institute campus, Alumni Reading Room

Life-Affirming Endurance: Decolonial Feminisms in Iran & Beyond

In this talk will consider the links Abbasgolizadeh makes between the Occupy movement and Iranian feminism as a way of tracing genealogies of transnational solidarity that center a decolonial feminist episteme. 

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October 23, 2018

5:00 pm
Higgings Hall 018 Pratt Institute

Moving Chairs: Agentic Objects in This Here & That There

This talk focuses on the outdoor durational performance installation, This Here and That There (2007 - 2018), by Croatian artist, Vlatka Horvat. It draws upon my own archive of chairs, and on works by a range of artists including Columbian activist- artist Doris Salcedo, choreographer/dancer Pina Bausch and Kantor.

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October 16, 2018

5:00 pm
Main Building 210 Pratt Institute.

You in Danger Girl: Friendship as a Revolutionary Act in a Transactional Age

On Tuesday, October 16 GSC will host Kenya (Robinson) / Mr. Kenya Robinson, an American multimedia artist whose work includes performance, sculpture, and installation. A native of Gainesville, Florida, (Robinson)'s work depicts themes of privilege and consumerism, while investigating the role of money in the context of close interpersonal relationships.

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September 24, 2018

5:00 pm
Pratt Institute- Higgins Hall, 61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Cecilia Vicuña in Conversation with Macarena Gómez-Barris

Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean visual artist and poet whose work addresses ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. Vicuña’s ephemeral site-specific performance/installations, set in nature, streets, and museums, combine ritual and assemblage.

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September 13, 2018

Verso Books

Climate Change, Decolonization, and Ways of Seeing

Jaskiran Dhillon, Tami Navarro, and Macarena Gómez-Barris in conversation on the politics and theory of climate change.

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