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Feb 16

Speculative Collage

Hybrid/ Zoom + Milstein 103

This year, the Digital Humanities Center is bringing back our monthly learning community on Speculative Technologies for Liberatory Worlds to build capacity for what adrienne maree brown calls “radical imagination,” where “all efforts to bend the arc of the future towards justice, is science fictional behavior.” Come build community with students, staff, and faculty and explore imaginative possibilities through hands-on activities, critical play games, and more.

In this fifth session, we explored the method of collage as a vernacular design practice which uses images, live materials, words, and more to create new compositions that speak to our values and our visions of the past, present, and future. We worked with images and documents sourced from Quandra Prettyman's collection of Ebony magazines and the Ntozake Shange Papers. Collaging tools were provided for this session but attendees were also encouraged to bring materials such as photographs, pressed leaves, paper, and fabric to add to their own works. This session was hosted in collaboration with the Barnard Zine Library and the Barnard Archives and Special Collections

Participants during this session contributed to a collaborative zine which is now available for pick up in the DHC. You can view the digital version below or stop by the DHC to pick up a copy and visit our space! 

Speculative Collage a Workshop Zine compressed.pdf


Speculative Collage Flyer


The learning community will be held on the following dates (all Thursdays) from 4:00-5:30 PM: 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/26, 2/16, 3/9, 4/13. You don't have to attend every session--drop in when you can!

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