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September 7, 2022

Intra-Disciplinary Seminar (IDS) public lecture series fall 2022

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Photo: Kathryn Gamble.

The IDS public lecture series, designed as an introduction to some of the most pressing questions driving contemporary thought and practice, consists of talks by artists, theorists, scientists, activists, writers, and other practitioners involved in the arts from positions that embody an interdisciplinary approach or that imply new uses for disciplinary traditions. The seminar and series are organized by Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada.

The 2022–23 IDS lectures are organized along three general directions: “Trace,” where we reflect on evidence, between aesthetic gesture and algorithmic reason; “Performance,” where we consider meaning in movement through experiments with sound and the body; and “Disruption,” where we look at forms and scales of social transformation.

The Fall 2022 IDS lectures will take place in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union, on Thursdays at 7pm EST, unless otherwise specified. They are free and open to the public upon presentation of a proof of vaccination and booster, and use of a CDC-recommended mask. Please subscribe to our mailing list for weekly notifications.

Fall 2022 IDS public lectures
September 15: Asia Art Archive
September 29: Blank Forms
October 1 (Saturday, 5pm EST): Harold Mendez
October 15 (Saturday, 5pm EST): Paolo Pedercini
*October 20: Ruth Wilson Gilmore with Lisa Lowe, Shellyne Rodriguez, & Nikhil Pal Singh
October 27: Adania Shibli
November 3: The Otolith Group
November 10: Lanka Tattersall
November 17: Ezekiel Dixon-Román
December 1: Hannah B. Higgins
December 8: Slavs and Tatars
December 15: Sónia Vaz Borges

The Cooper Union School of Art
Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture, and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences. The School of Art is firmly committed to a generalist curriculum that encompasses all the fundamental disciplines and resources of the visual arts. Each student is educated not only in specific disciplines, but also in the complex interrelationships of all the visual vocabularies. This philosophic premise relates to all the objectives of the School of Art and is the foundation upon which all teaching, creative work, service and research are based. The Studio curriculum along with the Art History and General Studies components of the BFA program all have as their goal the acquisition of communication skills, the development of critical perspective, and the mastery of the materials and intellectual premises of the study of societies and people. Throughout eight semesters, students become socially aware, historically grounded, creative practitioners. They are taught to be critical analysts of the world of contemporary visual communications, art, and the culture at large.

Partnerships
Adania Shibli's lecture is presented in partnership with the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near East Studies (NYU).

General support and funding
The IDS public lecture series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding from the Robert Lehman Foundation. The IDS public lecture series is also made possible by generous support from the Open Society Foundations.

*Program will be held in the Great Hall at The Cooper Union, 7 E 7th Street, NY, NY 10003

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