Events: Lectures

Lectures

Berlin: Art, Overlay, Transformation!

Nightingale-Brown House

Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock are conceptual artists based in Berlin. Their dialogical work is shaped around art, science and social science; their field of inquiry is focused on how to create platforms for diverse creative activities and new forms of expression in unlikely places. Their multi-media methodology refers to traditional artistic formats and rituals, but also encourages public interaction and engagement.

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Participatory Mapping and Youth Activism

Nightingale-Brown House

This talk spotlights Youth in Action's dedication to participatory learning through mapping and relocalization projects that invite youth to use maps to better understand themselves and their communities.  A map holds a unique narrative that has no predetermined beginning, and it’s this nature that lends itself to the honest, participatory experience of locating oneself.

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The No-No Boy Project and The JA Incarceration Mobile Workshop

Nightingale-Brown House

The No-No Boy and JA Incarceration Mobile Workshop lunchtime event brings together two projects that grapple with the intersection of public memory and Asian American Studies.

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The Public Square Talks Series: Eric Williams

Nightingale-Brown House

What does it look like when a entrepreneurial enterprise is also a community hub? What happens when independent artists and artisans are prioritized over fast fashion? Eric Williams is the Owner and Creative Director of The Silver Room, a retail, events and community space on Chicago's South side. Eric has made his business by developing an involved, socially conscious, fashion forward community.

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What We Learned: Curating Bears Ears and Drone Warriors

Center for Public Humanities
, Lecture Room, 1st floor

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How To Make Art with People, Places, and Things: Guggenheim Social Practice

Center for Public Humanities
, Lecture Room

What do a Moluccan cockatoo, police officer, and Punjabi TV station have in common when thinking about contemporary art? Framing the social as an artistic medium, Christina Yang provides an overview of how the Guggenheim educators and curators, artists, and activists alike are working together to create new realities within the political imaginary.

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Young Visitors to Shanghai’s New Art Museum

Center for Public Humanities
, Lecture Room

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Visualizing Precarious Lives in “Torn Apart / Separados”

Center for Public Humanities
, Lecture Room

How can digital humanities be used to respond rapidly to humanitarian crises? What are the considerations for undertaking this work with vulnerable communities? This talk examines these questions throughTorn Apart / Separados, a digital humanities project that used data storytelling to respond to the United States’ government’s “zero tolerance” and family separation immigration policies. 

Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University.

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How to Make the Revolution Irresistible: Everyday Stories at the National Public Housing Museum

Center for Public Humanities
, Lecture Room
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Global Mass Incarceration: A Human Rights Crisis

Center for Public Humanities
, Lecture Room

Mass incarceration is not only a problem in the United States. The globalization of mass incarceration presents unique challenges and opportunities for those working to combat the discriminatory practice of locking up certain populations in mass. This talk explores incarceration, genocide, and the U.S. racial history of incarceration during the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent.

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