The Camp and the City: A panel on Architectures of Refuge
John Akomfrah: “Visualizing Migration”
Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel 
  • The Camp and the City: A panel on Architectures of Refuge
  • John Akomfrah: “Visualizing Migration”
  • Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel 

Conference: Global Fashion Capitals

October 13, 2015
1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
Tuesday, October 13th | 1:30–7:30PM
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
Visit the conference website for more information. The multilayered identity of New York as a global fashion capital has long been defined by the history of the garment industry, fashion and labor. The cultures and economies of the fashion industry and the city of New York have [read more»]

Unthinking Sovereignty in the Postcolony: Yarimar Bonilla, Gregory Mann, Omar Dahbour, and Herman Bennett

November 10, 2015
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A presentation by Yarimar Bonilla (Rutgers) on  Non-Sovereign Futures: French Carribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (2015, University of Chicago Press) and Gregory Mann (Columbia) on From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: The Road to Nongovernmentality (2014, Cambridge University Press), in conversation with Omar Dahbour (Hunter College) and Herman Bennett (The Graduate Center, CUNY). Tuesday, November 10th, 4:30pm
Room 9204
The Graduate Center, CUNY [read more»]

Lisa Lowe: The Intimacies of Four Continents

October 15, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
A discussion of Lisa Lowe‘s The Intimacies of Four Continents (2015, Duke University Press), with Susan Buck-Morss, Kandice Chuh, and Eric Lott. October 15 | 4:30–6:30pm
Skylight Room, CUNY Graduate Center In this uniquely interdisciplinary work, Lisa Lowe examines the relationships between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth- centuries, exploring the links between colonialism, slavery, imperial [read more»]

Gulf Labor and Precarious Workers Rights

November 19, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
  What does Bertolt Brecht have to do with workers’ rights in Abu Dhabi? Although politically engaged art and theater takes many forms, the recent Precarious Workers Pageant at the Venice Biennale took a Brechtian approach as it pointed out the solidification of global capital in architecture in Abu Dhabi and the precarious state of migrant workers who [read more»]

Transversal Methods and Social Choreography: Pelin Tan

November 18, 2015 - November 19, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198
Wednesday, November 18th, 6:30pm, Room C198: (Lecture) 
How do existing methodological structures choreograph the diverse outputs of social art practice and what tools have we developed to enact new transversal methods for instituting this practice? Furthermore, how can social art practice begin to be historicized as it interacts with disciplines of visual art, performance, and theater as well as [read more»]

Tuesday, August 18th 2015 – The Ruse of Reconciliation?

August 18, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY – Room 6304.01 (Psychology)
The Ruse of Reconciliation? Discursive Contours, Impossibilities, and Modes of Resistance in the South African ‘Reconciliation Project’ A public presentation featuring: Garth Stevens, Brett Bowman, Gillian Eagle, & Kevin Whitehead Department of Psychology | School of Human and Community Development |University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, 3:00-5:00 pm | Room 6304.01 (Psychology)The Graduate Center, City University of New York [read more»]

Marina Sitrin: Societies in Movement or Politics as Usual?

May 21, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 5109
Marina Sitrin will open a discussion on how we might understand many of the struggles that have been taking place around the world over the past few years – with a particular focus on Greece and Argentina, where she has spent time. Using the concept of societies in movement rather than social movements, the discussion will focus on those movements [read more»]