Darby English to Deliver the Richard D. Cohen Lectures at the Hutchins Center at Harvard
CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Darby English, Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History, will deliver the Richard D. Cohen Lectures at the Hutchins Center at Harvard November 1-3, 2016. Collectively titled, "The Right to Reflect: Lectures at the Intersection of Art and Racial Terror," the lectures comprise new work occasioned by the ongoing event of the hypervisible destruction of black life. Each lecture engages a single object or project—a bonded nickel replica of the Lorraine Motel (November 1), William Pope.L’s Skin Set Drawings (November 2), and a 2015 portrait of a black policeman by Kerry James Marshall (November 3)—in an attempt to contextualize art’s faculty to question our most prestigious historical forms and significations by instituting new ones.
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UChicago partners with Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls to convene first Chicago event
The Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls, an initiative launched by three U.S. congresswomen, including Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois, held its inaugural Chicago event at the University of Chicago's Polsky Exchange on Aug. 26. UChicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the Polsky Exchange, and the Office of Federal Relations partnered with the Caucus on the event. Read more here >>
CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Salikoko S. Mufwene on how technology can help save indigenous languages
"Researchers are aware that speakers of Indigenous languages are dying out much more quickly than new speakers are being born, creating one of the classic scenarios of an endangered language...As a result, professional linguists joined a global movement that used traditional ways of preserving languages while simultaneously searching for new methods." Read more in the Scientific American.
Former APL / CSRPC Artists-in-Residence make list of Chicago’s top artists
"This year, Newcity’s Art 50 honors the artists who inspire all of us to see our city in a better, more beautiful light. From social practice doyens to venerable painters and sculptors, the city on the make keeps making better art each day. Careful historians of Chicago’s art will notice many former names missing from this list. Scraping down the palimpsest has made room for a few more of the myriad makers who deserve our collective recognition and thanks." (Elliot J. Reichert)