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The Object Ethnography Project Launches March 15, 7:00. Online and live in NYC!

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The Object Ethnography Project
Thursday, March 15th
7:00 pm
Silver Center, Room 120
31 Washington Place
between Greene Street & Washington Square East
New York University

and online at

Starting at 7:00, the OEP will be open to exchanges for objects based on swapping stories.
Come in person, or email your exchange-stories to max.liboiron@nyu.edu

You still have time to submit an object! We will be accepting objects until March 31.
Mail or drop them off to:
Lucrece Project
Att: Object Ethnography Project
NYU English Department
19 University Place, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

The project will continue until all objects have been exchanged for new stories.
More information about the Object Ethnography Project.

The Object Ethnography Project is sponsored by The Lucrece Project, NYU.

The City in Winter: Photographs by Draper Professor Peter Lucas

Draper adjunct Peter Lucas, who teaches “International Studies in Human Rights,” will be showing his most recent photographic project, “The City in Winter” at the New School’s Skybridge Art & Sound Space. The opening reception is this Wednesday, February 15.

The Skybridge Art & Sound Space

Eugene Lang College / The New School

65 West 11th Street / 66 West 12th Street

Third Floor Passageway


Photographs by Peter Lucas / Graphic design by Garry Waller

February 15 – March 21, 2011

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 15th, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Skybridge Art & Sound Space is proud to present The City in Winter, a recent photographic project by Peter Lucas.

In 1990, the late Belgian poet Francois Jacqmin published a book of poems entitled Le Livre de la Neige (The Book of the Snow). Each poem is ten lines; a classical format the French call dizain, a mode of writing that opens a space for expression but withdrawals from any overt meaning or resolution. With each poetic image, Jacqmin evokes a subtle philosophic query, a deft meditation on the ephemeral nature of existence, and a hushed description of the elemental condition of wintertime.

Using Jacqmin’s poems as inspiration, Lucas began to photograph New York during the winter to find visual equivalents. Since the poems are essentially quiet and placeless, he intuitively chose moments when nothing seems to happen and no location in particular can be marked. Shooting with negative space to accommodate the overwriting of poems, each image has been thoughtfully designed by graphic artist Garry Waller. The resulting photo/poems explore the possibility of opening each image to a deeper dimension, a fragment of a story, a whisper of something else, beyond the visual silence of the city in winter.

Good News! Updates & Announcements from Draper Community Members

Hilarie Ashton (January 2011) will be publishing her essay, “Urban (as) Flâneur: Narrator and City in Edgardo Vega Yunque’s The Lamentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow Into The Impenetrable Loisaida Jungle,” in LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: Critiques of Contemporary Cinema, Literatures, Politics and Revolution (Academica Press) later this year or early in 2012.

Hilarie will also present her paper “The Doppelganger Artist: Reuse and/or Originality in Postmodernity and Popular Music” at the Canadian Association for American Studies Conference this November.

Mario Cancel-Bigay is a musician and songwriter. He will be performing his original compositions “I Got my NYU Card,” “I Don’t Have to Wear a Tie,” “Please Forgive Me, I’m Unemployed,” “Matriarchal Revolution,” “In the Subway,” and other witty and poetically critical songs at Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. in Harlem) on Thursday November 10th. Have a listen to Mario’s music and find out about his upcoming performances at http://www.myspace.com/mario-cancel/

Heather Dodge (December 2010) recently presented her paper, “The New Animal Taxonomy: ‘rendering’ animals visible in Sue Coe’s slaughterhouse sketches,” at the 2nd Annual European Conference for Critical Animal Studies in Prague. In March, she will present another paper entitled, “Going to the Dogs: human and dog relationships in Marlene van Niekerk’s Triomf” at the Northeast Modern Language Association’s 2012 Convention.

She is also delighted that a co-authored paper, “The New Virtual Librarian: Learning to teach and teaching to learn digital literacy, ” will be published in a special issue of Learning, Media and Technology sometime in 2012.

Russell MacKenzie Fehr (January 2009) presented at the Graduate Student History Conference and at the California Conference for the Promotion of History in October. He expects to be ABD by June of 2012.

April Fisher (May 2009) published her short story “Ecology” in the October edition of Burnt Bridge (http://burntbridge.net/). She gave her first reading in Brooklyn on Oct 12, 2011, at Linger Cafe’s short story writer series. More of her stories can be found at http://aprilbacon.com.

Yvonne C. Garrett (Draper 2010) and her fellow-poet Mary Ellen Sanger have put out their first book of poetry, Waiting for the end of the world: Thoughts of bullfrogs and guerrillas, through their own small press. The collection is available through Amazon, here.

Andrea Hines (May 2010) began a new position in August as the Executive Assistant to the Institute Director at NYU’s Neuroscience Institute.

Jess Kelly was invited to present her paper “Post-Colonial City Planning and Police Homicide in Derry, Northern Ireland and Los Angeles” at UPenn for the International Herbert Marcuse Society’s “Critical Refusals” conference in October.

Jess’ paper, which discusses the similarities between the racialized violence and riots that occurred after the Rodney King incident and The Troubles in Northern Ireland, is the jumping-off point for her thesis research on the reactionary punk subculture of 1970s Northern Ireland – an exploration of the anti-capitalist, anti-establishment subculture (ethnicity?) and its rejection of the religious sectarianism and subsequent violence.

Additionally, Jess’ thesis abstract was accepted as one of 14 finalists for a special punk issue of the journal Patterns of Prejudice which will publish 12 of the 14 finalist papers in 2013.

Ji Hyuck Moon (May 2011) published his first collection of short stories, Two Nights With a Lion, in Korea this September. Ji Hyuck plans to translate this work into English in the near future and is currently looking for a literary agent.

Ji Hyuck was also recently hired as an adjunct instructor in NYU’s East Asian Studies Department. He is teaching one Elementary Korean Class this fall and says that teaching students the Korean language inspires him as a writer.

Devin D. Moss, M.S. Ed has been hired as LGBT Program Coordinator at the University of South Carolina November 1st. This is a newly created position at the institution, and he is thrilled to lead initiatives that will create safe and inclusive environments for LGBT students.

Kathleen Reeves (May 2011) published her article “Bodied Time and Ghosted Narrative in The Body Artist” in Concordia University’s Journal of Religion and Culture in September. Kathleen presented the article as a paper at Concordia’s 16th annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference “Crossroads and Borders,” in February. She attended the conference with additional assistance from one of Draper’s Travel Grants, which she was the recipient of in November/December 2010.

Kathleen’s article can be downloaded in .pdf format from the journal website, here. (Her article is second to last in the issue.)

Cara Ryan began an internship at the Interfaith Center Of New York, working on the Catholic-Muslim Social Services Project on September 1st. The project, which involves Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, various churches, mosques and social services in the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan, complements Cara’s thesis, a study of the relationship between American Catholic and Muslim communities.

Corinne Woods was recently hired as the Production Manager for the inaugural year of the All for One Theater Festival, a ten day festival celebrating solo performance which begins 11.11.11 at Theatre 80 St. Marks.

And lastly…

Congratulations to former Draper Global Histories Fellow/current adjunct Maia Ramnath on her first major publication: Haj to Utopia: How the Ghadar Movement Charted Global Radicalism and Attempted to Overthrow the British Empire.

You can read the first chapter and/or purchase the book at the publisher website: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520269552

Volunteer with Creative Time

Creative Time is excited to present Living As Form, an unprecedented, international project exploring over twenty years of cultural works that blurs the forms of art and everyday life, emphasizing participation, dialogue, and community engagement.

Dedicated and energetic volunteers are needed to staff the busy hub of the project: the Historic Essex Street Market – 15,000 square feet featuring over 100 artists located at the southeast intersection of Essex and Delancey Streets. Here, visitors will have the opportunity to view a collection of socially engaged art projects and actions from around the globe, as well as experience a series of new events and performances produced specifically for this exhibition.

As a Creative Time volunteer at the Living As Form exhibition you will:

  • Engage a diverse and vibrant audience in the practical and theoretical concerns of the project.
  • Be a point person within the space monitoring the exhibition and related events.
  • Meet artists, curators, Creative Time staff, and tons of other volunteers.
  • Spend time amongst the hustle and bustle of the Historic Essex Street Market and Living as Form Exhibition with the awesome Creative Time crew.
  • Receive a copy of a Creative Time publication

Volunteers will also assist with light set-up and clean up of the exhibition space at the beginning and end of shifts. Exhibition hours are 12-8pm, Thursdays – Sundays from September 24th through October 16th.

Creative Time would appreciate help also with any of the following shifts for the remainder of the run of the show. As the show continues, the exhibition continues to grow and shift, with more events and collaborations being added each day!

  • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays
  • 11am – 4pm or 4pm – 9pm
  • October 6 – 9 or October 13 – 16

If you are interested please email aliyab@creativetime.org with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Contact phone number
  3. Which dates/times you will take over the course of the exhibition
  4. How did you hear about this opportunity?

Creative Time is eager for you to join their team to make
Living as Form a reality; it is guaranteed to be an amazing experience!

Aliya Bonar
Site Manager, Living as Form
212.206.6674 x217

Interpretations: Exhibition Practice (Columbia Symposium, 4/22)

M.S. in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at GSAPP + Domus present:

A daylong symposium at Columbia University that critically unpacks
the formative processes of recent architectural exhibitions.

Date: Friday 22 April, 2011, 11:00–18:00
Location: Wood Auditorium, Columbia University; New York, NY.
Free entrance

What is the purpose of architectural exhibitions? How are they produced?
It is widely recognized that exhibitions have been a fundamental platform for
the formulation, production, and dissemination of ideas within architecture;
and yet, the processes through which they are created often remain opaque.

Interpretations attempts to unpack specific examples of contemporary
architectural exhibitions, taking certain “reference exhibitions” as common
points of departure for a larger discussion about the complexities of
exhibition practice.

The symposium is structured around three exhibition categories, each
compromising one session: contextual, survey, and themed—using this
format as a tool to maintain a critically flexible, while still defined,
space for discussion.



Opening remarks
Mark Wigley
Interpretations Curatorial Team

Keynote Lecture
Beatriz Colomina

Kurt W. Forster
Commentary by: Joseph Grima and Ute Meta Bauer
Reference Exhibition: Ninth International Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Panel and Q&A moderated by Mark Wigley

Lunch Break

Barry Bergdoll
Commentary by: Keller Easterling and Damon Rich
Reference Exhibition: Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling.
Panel and Q&A moderated by Felicity D. Scott

Mirko Zardini
Commentary by: Sarah Herda and Tobi Maier
Reference Exhibition: Actions: What You Can Do With the City.
Panel and Q&A moderated by Mark Wasiuta

Closing remarks
Felicity D. Scott


Best regards,

Fernando Portal
Director de Diseño
Arquitecto, MArch.

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