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Creative Research Center Symposium — The Scientific Imagination

SAVE THE DATE The 2nd Annual CRC Symposium/Real-time Webcast in collaboration with the new MSU School of Communication and Media; the College of Science and Mathematics; and the Research Academy for University Learning.

Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m. live from the DuMont Broadcasting Studio
The Scientific Imagination: Where Do Ideas Come From?   

NEW in May 2012 @ The Creative Research Center click here.

Call for Applications: Forum on Forms of Seeing

Please see below for a call for applications to the Forum on Forms of Seeing, cosponsored by GSAS and the Institute of Fine Arts. Draper student Christine Olson participated in the forum this year and has offered to speak to any other Draperites who are interested in applying for next year’s forum. If you would like to be in touch with Christine, please email Draper directly at draper.program@nyu.edu. 

This year’s Forum on Forms of Seeing Symposium (including a presentation by Christine) will be held on April 27. More information about the symposium is available here

New York University
Forum on Forms of Seeing

Spring 2012

FORUM DESCRIPTIONThe Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Institute of Fine Arts are pleased to invite nominations and applications for a specialized interdisciplinary forum for graduate students whose work addresses modes of visual representation and their products. Focused on the ways in which cultures give form to visual experience, the Forum on Forms of Seeing aims to bring together students from a wide range of graduate programs. Applications are encouraged from students who have strong historical and/or theoretical interests in images and visuality in the broadest sense, and who wish to become closely familiar with other disciplines concerned with visual representation.

Over the past few decades, many disciplines have become interested in “visuality” as a wider natural and cultural phenomenon that includes not only the traditional fine arts but imaging practices of all kinds, from cinema and popular print culture to digital reality techniques and scientific modeling. Anthropology, Philosophy, History, Literary Criticism, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience have taken significant interest in the concept of the visual, and relatively young disciplines such as Cinema Studies and Visual Studies or Visual Culture put visual representation at the center of their research. Art History itself has become more cognizant of the limitations of traditional medium-bound definitions of the image, and has taken up a more fluidly-defined visuality as one of its central problems. Reflecting the dramatic expansion of visuality as a category for scholarly inquiry, the Forum invites applications for membership from any NYU graduate program.

How images in different periods and cultures imitate, model, render, or critique the world and our visual apprehension of it, for their makers and for their viewers, will be of central interest to the Forum. This historical and comparative approach may profitably be complemented by a philosophical understanding of the image as record of, or model for, acts of seeing. The creation, dissemination, function, signification, efficacy, duration, destruction, and demise of images will be welcome topics for the Forum.

MEETING FORMATMembership in the Forum on Forms of Seeing will be for one academic year, commencing in September 2012 and ending in April 2013. All eight members will present and critique work in progress during monthly, moderated lunch sessions, scheduled on Fridays, from 12–3 p.m., at Washington Square and the Institute of Fine Arts. The meetings will culminate in a one-day event at the end of the semester, showcasing the year’s presentations. Members are expected to attend every session and to participate in the end-of-year symposium. A stipend of $500 is distributed per semester.

APPLICATION PROCEDURETo apply for membership in the 2012-13 Forum on Forms of Seeing, please provide a one-page statement of your scholarly interest in visual representation and the relevance of interdisciplinary debate about visuality for your graduate work.  Your application should include a current transcript (unofficial is fine), CV, and a recommendation by a NYU faculty member. Please submit your completed application electronically by end-of-day Monday, May 7 to Anna Antoniak (anna.antoniak@nyu.edu).

For more information, please visit the Forum on Forms of Seeing blog at blogs.nyu.edu/blogs/bms247/forumonformsofseeing/

Applicants are encouraged to attend this year’s symposium on Friday, April 27 (4-7 PM) at 7 East 12th Street, Rm 321.

IFA-GSAS Forum on Forms of Seeing Annual Symposium: 4/27

Draper’s Christine Olson will be presenting at this symposium.

IFA-GSAS Forum on Forms of Seeing Annual Symposium
Friday, April 27, 2012 // 7 East 12 Street, Rm 321 // 4-7 PM

The Forum on Forms of Seeing is a specialized interdisciplinary forum for graduate students whose work addresses modes of visual representation and their products. Join us on Friday, April 27th for a series of brief presentations. Reception to follow for the (re)launch of the Forum’s online presence.
Scheduled Presentations
Reception to Follow
DENA A. AL‐ADEEB [Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, GSAS]
Transnational and Transdisciplinary Turns In Contemporary West‐Asian & North African Art
BLANCA DE LA VÁLGOMA [Institute of Fine Arts, GSAS]
Seeing a Portrait as They Saw It: Towards a Visual Culture of Seventeenth‐Century Spain

Photographing Forensics: Art, Science & the Politics of Visual Evidence in Post‐Dictatorship Argentina & Spain

SARAH GRISWOLD [Institute of French Studies/History, GSAS] 
Protecting the Muses: The League of Nations and Cultural Heritage Policy
CHRISTINE OLSON [Humanities and Social Thought, GSAS] 
Inscribing Turkishness: Alphabet and National Identity
ALIZA SHVARTS [Performance Studies, Tisch] 
Fake Blood and Queer Belonging
Maori Media in the 21st Century
Clark Coolidge’s Dialogic Poetry: Polaroid and Smithsonian Depositions
MAYA WINFREY [Performance Studies, Tisch] 
Racial Signification in Young Jean Lee’s LEAR: A Surface Reading

For more information about last year’s event, please visit

11/17/11: A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions

A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions

Nov 17, 2011 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions

Curated by Lissette Olivares

A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions seeks to open a dialogical space where exhibition practitioners can share interdisciplinary approaches and tactics that encourage vitality within the field of museum and curatorial studies. The Oxford English Dictionary defines intervention as “‘stepping in,’ or interfering in any affair, so as to affect its course or issue. Curatorial intervention is not yet an extensively theorized or historicized topic. We might say it engages exhibitionary histories with hopes of transforming the ways displays are produced and the ways audiences relate to them.

For more information on the symposium, please see the website, here:


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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