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Whose Voice? Global Populisms, Media and Political
Institutions in Uncertain Times (Day Two of Two)

Baruch College, Vertical Campus - 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-235
10am - 7pm, $0

Revolution From Within: Political Prisoners in the 45-year Narrative of U.S. Prisons


Interference Archive - 131 8th St, Brooklyn (Unit #4)
2 - 4pm, $0

Sunday, 26 October

Close to Now

University Settlement - 184 Eldridge Street
1 - 6pm, $0

The symposium Close to Now is part of Kunstverein München's ongoing project entitled ‘Door Between Either and Or’, which brings together contributions from individuals and initiatives whose practices embody a more fluid approach to borders than has been classically determined by Institutional Critique. Close to Now will focus on the relationship between Institutional Critique and current social and political institutions––as well as the subsumption of difference, or its absorption into an institutional program. Close to Now will include contributions by Helmut Draxler (presented by Ulrike Müller), John Miller (presented by John Beeson), Ariane Müller, Laura Poitras, and Cop Watch NYC. The title, Close to Now, has been contributed by Louise Lawler Continue Reading »

Monday, 27 October

Artists at the Institute: Simon Fujiwara

Institute of Fine Arts - 1 East 78 Street
6:30pm, $0/Rsvp

India Beyond Technology and Yoga:
The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

Columbia University, Miller Theatre - 2960 Broadway
7 - 8:30pm, $0

Modern technology and the Internet have created an easily navigable and fluid global culture, where information is accessible, languages can be translated and deep customs transmitted to other countries via smartphones and other devices. Yet authors who write in languages other than English oftentimes find themselves as isolated from the mainstream as they ever were. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in India where some 700 languages are spoken and 86 different scripts are used. Yet more than ever, Indian literature and its authors are playing an impactful role in the representation of India and its image around the world Continue Reading »

Tuesday, 28 October

Is Health a Human Right?: The European Perspective

Columbia University, The Heyman Center - 2960 Broadway, Floor 2 (Common Room)
6:15 - 8:15pm, $0

How’s the Revolution Going?
Rethinking Architectural Education from ‘68 to Today

Grimshaw Architects - 637 W 27th St, New York, NY
6:30 - 8pm, $4/Rsvp

As the social movements and protests swept the country in the 1960s, architecture students played their part, and demanded that the walls of the academy be broken down to let the city in. In June of 1968, the National Institute of Architectural Education hosted an event asking how architects and architecture schools should respond to the urgent problems of the cities around them, and how to reform both architectural practice and architectural education. The issues they raise seem familiar to us today: Open storefront schools to engage neighbors, focus on multi-disciplinary approaches to social and ecological challenges, and use design thinking to address problems of every scale. Were the changes they fought for enough? What are the relevant issues architectural education needs to focus on today? Moderator: Anne Guiney, Director of Research, Van Alen Institute Participants: Peggy Deamer, Yale University and The Architecture Lobby; Quilian Riano, DSGN AGNC; Ron Shiffman, Pratt Institute; Kazys Varnelis, Columbia University GSAPP and AUDC This event is presented as part of Celebrating 120 Years of Design at Van Alen, a series of public events based on the people, movements, and ideas that make up the rich and varied history of Van Alen Institute Continue Reading »

Current Work: O’Donnell and Tuomey

Cooper Union, Foundation Building - 7 East 7 Street, The Great Hall
7pm, $15

Jace Clayton: Nonlinear Time, Contemporary Space, Digital Faith

Cooper Union, Foundation Building - 7 East 7 Street, The Great Hall
7pm, $0

Screening: Kathy Acker and Alan Sondheim's Blue Tape

Light Industry - 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn
7:30pm, $7

Wednesday, 29 October

The Cultural War on Terror: Race, Art and America Public Diplomacy

Columbia University, International Affairs - 420 West 118 Street, Room 1501
12:15 - 2pm, $0

History's Ghosts: Raqs Media Collective

Barnard Center for Research on Women - 3009 Broadway, Diana Center
6:30 - 8pm, $0

Barnard International Artists Series is proud to welcome the Delhi-based trio Raqs Media Collective, world-renowned artists whose work intersects contemporary art, historical enquiry, and philosophical speculation. In part, their work responds to historys ghosts, restlessness, and todays India. In the words of The Guardian: They make videos, high-tech objects, installations, and online projects exploring a world reshaped by globalisation. This will be a rare opportunity to hear the artists discuss their work and the ideas that inspire them Continue Reading »

Historys Ghosts: Raqs Media Collective

Barnard College, Diana Center - 3009 Broadway, Event Oval
6:30 - 8pm, $0

Barnard International Artists Series is proud to welcome the Delhi-based trio Raqs Media Collective, world-renowned artists whose work intersects contemporary art, historical enquiry, and philosophical speculation. In part, their work responds to historys ghosts, restlessness, and todays India. In the words of The Guardian: They make videos, high-tech objects, installations, and online projects exploring a world reshaped by globalisation. This will be a rare opportunity to hear the artists discuss their work and the ideas that inspire them Continue Reading »

Artists After Occupy: Chris Kraus with Thomas Gokey and Yates McKee

Artists Space, Books and Talks - 55 Walker Street
7pm, $5

In her recent essay “Lost Properties,” Chris Kraus profiles a number of artists who have found creative engagement in contexts far afield from the dominant institutions of the art world. There are art school graduates who operate a brewery to support a small gallery, and a group of artists who are organizing against the debt system. “Being an artist [today],” Kraus writes, “doesn’t necessarily mean making drawings or paintings or sculpture or even installations or videos. The desire to pursue a life in ‘fine art’ simply means a desire to respond creatively to the present, just as the disciplines of ‘poetry’ or ‘rock & roll’ were ciphers for countercultural lifestyles in other eras Continue Reading »

Thursday, 30 October

Arts in the Cuban Diaspora

Barnard University, Barnard Hall - 3009 Broadway, Floor 3 (Sulzberger Parlor)
6 - 8pm, $0

Bosnia's 2014 General Elections: New Possibilities
and Challenges Going Forward

Columbia University, International Affairs - 420 West 118 Street, Room 1219
6 - 8pm, $0

Why American Restraint Makes Sense in a World Going to Hell

Columbia University, International Affairs - 420 West 118 Street
6 - 8pm, $0

Barry R. Posen is Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT, Director of the MIT Security Studies Program (http://web.mit.edu/ssp/), and serves on the Executive Committee of Seminar XXI (http://semxxi Continue Reading »

The Changing World of Contemporary International Art Today

Barnard University, Barnard Hall - 3009 Broadway, Room 304
6:30 - 8pm, $0

The Space Between: Redefining Public and Personal in Smartphone Photography

New School, Lang Community Center - 55 West 13 Street, Arnhold Hall, Floor Two
6:30 - 8pm, $0

Join visual strategist Stephen Mayes and photographers Henry Jacobson, Kerry Payne, Mark Peterson, and Danny Ghitis of Echo/Sight for a panel discussion on the public and personal in smartphone photography. With more than one billion images uploaded every day, we live in a truly visual world, where the smartphone has opened the door to visual creativity for nearly half the world's population. Images flow as freely as words, and everyone is part of the visual conversation. But what are we saying, and what does it mean when the smartphone knows more about your pictures than you do—when the instrument joins the conversation as cocreator and publisher? Technology and psychology commingle as we venture into a world of unknown opportunity and risk Continue Reading »

Friday, 31 October

The EU Response to Deadly Conflict: Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine

Columbia University, International Affairs - 420 West 118 Street
12:30 - 2pm, $0

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Harriman Institute invite you to a discussion with Ana Gomes. The discussion will feature a welcome by Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science and Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute, and will be moderated by David Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights Continue Reading »

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