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April 2016

Weaponized Architecture from Palestine to Paris Suburbs

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Join us on Thursday April 28th at 5:00 in Weis Cinema (Bertelsmann Campus Center) for a talk by Leopold Lambert, Author of "Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence"  about the Weaponized Architecture in Palestine and Paris. Architecture is a political weapon. Its elemental form, the wall, organizes (sometimes violently) bodies in space both at the domestic and geographical levels. This lecture will introduce instances of such violence through the two examples of Palestine and the French banlieues (suburbs). The case…

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September 2016

Artist talk: TREVOR PAGLEN

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LUMA Black Box Theater, The Richard B Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 United States
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  (image: screen shot of Trevor Paglen's video “89 Landscapes,” 2015) Artist and geographer Trevor Paglen visits Bard on September 20th to give a talk about the aesthetics and geography of global telecommunications infrastructure and surveillance. Paglen's work asks the question, What does surveillance look like? He has done this by making arresting pictures of US intelligence "dark sites" (places the government doesn't want you to know about), by capturing images of orbiting communications satellites, and by photographing the large, serpentine trans-oceanic fiber optic cables…

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Lawrence Bogad: TACTICAL PERFORMANCE, The Theory and Practice of Serious Play

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this talk, Bogad explores the history, ethics, aesthetics, and practical concerns of tactical performance and creative activism. The powerful sociodramas created by the American Civil Rights Movement and the American Indian Movement create a framework for the talk, followed by other major groundbreaking groups such as the Yippies, the Wobblies and ACT-UP.  The talk then examines these groups’ more ridiculous and contemporary descendants such as Billionaires for Bush, Reclaim the Streets, The Clown Army, and the Yes Men, as well as…

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October 2016

Anjali Kamat “Migrant Labor in the Middle East”

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday October 4th in Olin 102 at 6:30 PM for a lecture by Anjali Kamat Non-citizen Asian and African migrants constitute a significant portion of the working classes in many parts of the Middle East, particularly in the countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as Jordan and Lebanon. Primarily from South Asia, they fill low-wage temporary contract jobs in the construction, garment, and service sectors, including domestic labor in people’s homes. They are…

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Freedom University Comes to Bard

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join OUSR (Organizing for Undocumented Students' Rights) and The Draft on Wednesday, October 26th @ 7pm in RKC 103 for a panel by students from Freedom University. Freedom University is a freedom school in Atlanta, Georgia whose mission is "to empower undocumented youth and fulfill their human right to education." In Georgia, undocumented students are banned from attending the top five public universities and are prohibited from qualifying for in-state tuition. "Because undocumented students are ineligible for federal financial…

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November 2016

“Humanitarian Heritage and Anxious Architectures in East Africa: A Long History of the Dadaab Refugee Camps”

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Join us on Tuesday November 1st, at 6:30 pm in Olin 102 for a wonderful talk by Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, New York University, Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi. This talk examines a history of the world’s largest designated set of settlements for refugees through its constructed environment and archival record, interrogating an ephemeral territorial form and the paradoxical heritage it proposes. If architecture and infrastructure have entrenched a quarter century of humanitarian intervention by the United Nations at Dadaab, Kenya, the site…

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“Roshmia” Screening and Director Q&A with Salim Abu Jabal

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please Join us on Thursday November 3rd at 6:00 PM in Weiss Cinema for a Screening and a discussion with Salim Abu Jabal's Roshmia Since 1956, 80-year-old Yousef has lived in a shack in Roshmia Valley with his wife Amna. Life is quiet until the municipality of Haifa endorses a new road project across the valley which will result the demolition the shack. Aouni, who looks after the couple, acts as a middleman between them and the municipality; negotiations lead to…

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Creative Action with Igor Vamos (AKA Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men)

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come Join us on November 9th, 6:30pm at the Resnick Studio in the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts for a special lecture by artist Igor Vamos of the Yes Men. The Yes Men are an activist duo, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno. Two guys who couldn't hold down a job until they became representatives of Exxon, Halliburton, Dow Chemical, and the U.S. federal government. As theYes Men,they use humor,truth and lunacy to bring media attention to the crimes of our…

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“Between Fences” Screening and Director Q&A with Avi Mograbi

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please Join us on Monday November 14th at 5:00 PM in Weiss Cinema for a screening of Between Fences and discussion with Director Avi Mograbi In Between Fences, Mograbi goes to meet African asylum-seekers in a camp in the middle of the Neguev desert where they are confined by the state of Israel. Together, they question the status of the refugees in Israel using ‘Theater of the Opressed’ techniques. Is their tragic story any different from the one of Mograbi’s grandmother…

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Adam Shatz: The Lives of Frantz Fanon

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Join us on Tuesday November 29th, at 6:30 pm in Olin 102 for a talk by journalist Adam Shatz. A World War II hero, pioneering critic of racism in France, revolutionary psychiatrist, spokesman of the Algerian national liberation movement: Frantz Fanon lived many lives for a man who died at 36. But what thread links these "lives," and how are we to make sense of Fanon's writings today, several decades after the collapse of the colonial regimes he opposed?…

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