Category Archives: Aesthetics

Launch event in Mexico City for ‘Ejercicios de resistencia’

The artist David Hernández has organized a book project (Ejercicios de resistencia) and a convergence of artists whose work in 2018 is, in part, commemorating the events of 1968 in Mexico City. The Centro Cultural Universitario in Tlatelolco is hosting … Continue reading

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“Una mirada desde otras disciplinas” — a discussion of new work by Annabel Castro in Cuernavaca, Morelos

I will present some comments this Saturday at a discussion of Annabel Castro’s new video installation, Outside in: exile at home, which is currently showing in Cuernavaca, Morelos, México. As Castro puts it, “The installation evokes the condition of being … Continue reading

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Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, “The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance,” Mexico City from June 9–15, 2019

XI Encuentro: The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance  Haga clic aquí para obtener más información en español y portugués.June 9- 15, 2019 Mexico City Deadline for Applications: October 29, 2018 The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, in collaboration … Continue reading

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The Dis/Appeared

As I work on my project with Oliver Hernández Lara on ‘landscapes of disappearance,’ I find this helpful resource — a video essay by Ian Alan Paul, linked trough Derek Gregory’s Geographical Imaginations blog: The Dis/Appeared

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‘Objects of Inquiry: Ways of Seeing, Ways of Knowing in the Humanities’

I will contribute to a panel this evening at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, about the status of objects in humanities research. The occasion for our panel is a visit from Jim Harris, the Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching … Continue reading

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Zadie Smith ‘On Optimism and Despair’

The New York Review of Books recently published a talk given in the days after the US election by the novelist Zadie Smith, when she received the 2016 Welt Literature Prize in Berlin. The following stood out for me: If … Continue reading

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Showing “Waves ’98” in Introduction to Human Geography

At the end of a week discussing Alastair Bonnett’s presentation of urban geography in his What is Geography?, my Intro to Human Geography students will watch Ely Dagher’s award winning short film Waves ’98 this Friday. The film is set … Continue reading

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