CRITICAL UNIVERSITY, CRITICAL DISSONANCE: PEDAGOGIES ON ART & VIOLENCE IN THE AMERICAS
April 25 & 26, Thursday & Friday
KJCC, 53 Washington Square South
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This two-day symposium analyzes the possibilities and limits of critical practices emanating from the university. How do universities reach out to address the social urgencies of today beyond the classroom walls? How might academics strive to work with stigmatized and marginalized “others,” rather than “on” them? Critical thinking emerges when spaces that have long been separated—the University and Prison, as but one example—create a friction that changes and re-signifies disciplinary knowledge and its practices within the university and within prisons. Artistic, pedagogical and juridical critical practices are at the core of this friction. Symposium participants from the Global South analyze how the critical university (public and private) intervenes not only in prisons, but in other state institutions.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Welcome and Presentation
Marisa Belausteguigoitia, Spring 2019 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, New York University (NYU)
Writing in Dissent: Social Suffering, Communality, and the Ethics of Care
Cristina Rivera Garza, University of Houston
FRIDAY APRIL 26TH | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Translucent Strategies and Dissent: Maneuvers for Access to Justice
Michael Coyle, California State University, Chico
Susana Draper, Princeton University
Haizea Barcenilla, Universidad del País Vasco
Moderator: Marisa Belausteguigoitia, New York University (NYU)
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Prison Borders: Activation of Love and Other Artifacts
Estibaliz de Miguel Calvo, Universidad del País Vasco
Maite Zubiaurre, University of California, Los Angeles
Moderator: María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, New York University (NYU)
Maneuvering Absence: The Artistic Practice as “Space of Appearance”
Rian Lozano, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
“A Cell of Her Own,” performance by Estibaliz de Miguel Calvo
Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
For more information about this event, please contact the NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at 212-998-3650.
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