Impossible Communities

Impossible Communities
Critical and Visual Studies Colloquium presents a panel discussion moderated by Professor Gayatri Gopinath (NYU),
featuring DJ Ashu Rai (Sholay Productions) and DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra)
Thursday, April 22nd 2010
6:30 – 8:00 PM

A conversation on the emergence and history of a South Asian Queer Diaspora in NYC, and the use of party spaces as social and political interventions that help define immigrant communities in new hybrid formulations.
Alumni Reading Room
Pratt Library
Brooklyn Campus
For directions, click here.

There will be an off-site reception after the panel.
This is the final event of the Critical and Visual Studies Colloquium, Spring 2010 at Pratt Institute of Art and Design. This years’ colloquium class is entitled, “The Nocturnal City: The Alternative, Underground, and Counter Public,” taught by Professor Uzma Z. Rizvi, included talks by academics/artists/activists. Co-sponsors for this panel include the Initiative of Art, Community and Social Change (IACSC) as a part of the series, “Constructing Spaces: The Politics of Art and Community”; as well as our community partner, the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) as a part of the speaker series, “What’s Left of SAWCC.”