Speakers: Joyelle McSweeney, author of TOXICON Urayoán Noel, author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO Ronald V. Wilson, author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT
A reading by three of the most dynamic and provocative performers in the genre: Joyelle McSweeney (author of TOXICON), Urayoán Noel (author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO), and Ronald V. Wilson (author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT).
Speaker: Eduardo Montero, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS
Senior Common Room (Standish Hall), Winthrop House
Speaker: Marcos Ramírez (ERRE), Artist
Moderators: Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies; José Falconi, Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University
Artist Marcos Ramírez (ERRE) in conversation with Professor Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies and José Falconi (Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University)
Speaker: Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education and of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures
Auditorio Jaime Torres Bodet, Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Polanco Ciudad de México
Speaker: Diana Magaloni, Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Diana Magaloni will present El Códice Florentino y la Creación del Nuevo Mundo (The Florentine Codex and the Creation of the New World) Tuesday, October 8th, at 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. EST) at the Jaime...
Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA
Opening Remarks by Sarah Whiting, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Speakers: Loreta Castro Reguera, Professor, UNAM Mexico; Design Director, Taller Capital, Mexico; Visiting Scholar in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design John Fernandez, Professor, MIT; Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative; Director, Urban Metabolism Group Jim Matheson, Founder and principal, Flybridge Ventures; Chairman and CEO, Oasys Water; Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School Joyce Coffee Founder...
Interested in spending January in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region over casual refreshments. Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered this January.
Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House) 25 Mill Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Síntesis is one of the emblematic ensembles of contemporary Cuban music, due to the richness, variety and conceptual structure of their sonic style. Sintesis music pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban musical traditions with contemporary jazz and rock in the late 1970s. They are among the most recognized and popular...
Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins
The Sacred Groves and Secret Parks colloquium and exhibition will bring together insights on the materiality and spatiality of Afro-religious diasporic practices, decentering Western canons of knowledge and leading to new design possibilities for Brazilian and West African cities.
Landscapes of orisha devotion are often manifested as sacred groves, where devotees cultivate orishas—deities, or energies of nature, in Yoruba tradition that enable all forms of life—using combinations of botanical manipulation, animal sacrifice, music, and dance. In the process, Afro-diasporic memories...