Speculative Movements, Embodied Vocabularies
This year, the Digital Humanities Center is hosting a 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.” Build community with students, staff, and faculty and explore imaginative possibilities through hands-on activities, critical play games, and more!
In this seventh session, we will be exploring our bodies' capacities to communicate and connect through movement and sound. This learning community session occurs between discussions in our Queer Asylum series on “Transforming Systemic Violence: Experiences of Female and Non-Binary Identifying Queer Migrants.” In that series, activists and scholars examine how intersecting forms of systemic violence shape the experiences of forced migration and everyday life for female- and nonbinary-identifying queer migrants in the US. In our learning community session, inspired by the work of Translucent Borders and the Queer Asylum series, we will explore building shared vocabularies of embodiment and liberation in spite of and against imagined borders. This session is hosted in collaboration with the Movement Lab.
Please note, the in-person gathering of this session will be held in the Movement Lab (Milstein LL020). Participants can also join via Zoom. Whether joining from home or in person, you may want to wear comfortable clothes you can move in.
To express interest in this learning community, please fill out this short form, and we will be in touch with more information. The learning community will be held on the following dates (all Thursdays) from 4-5:30 PM: 9/23, 10/28, 11/18, 12/9, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/21. You don't have to attend every session--drop in when you can!
The Digital Humanities Center is committed to hosting and supporting programming that reflects its core values of inclusivity, sustainability, exploration, and collaboration. For questions, accommodation requests, or issues, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.