The Zones of Emergency: Artistic Interventions – Creative Responses to Conflict & Crisis Fall 2011 lecture series investigates initiatives and modes of intervention in contested spaces, zones of conflict, or areas affected by environmental disasters. We will explore whether artistic interventions can transform, disrupt or subvert current environmental, urban, political and social conditions in critical ways. How can these interventions propose ideas, while at the same time respecting the local history and culture?
The Fall 2011 lecture series is part of the class 4.365/4.366 Zones of Emergency: Artistic Intervention – Creative Responses to Conflict and Crisis, taught by ACT Associate Professor Ute Meta Bauer and ACT Lecturer Jegan Vincent de Paul, as well as classes 4.330/331 Intro to Networked Cultures & Participatory Media of Associate Professor Gediminas Urbonas and 4.360/4.361 Performance Workshop taught by Professor Emerita Joan Jonas.
The series is directed by Associate Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)
The lecture series is free and open to the public.
series blog: http://zonesofemergency.mit.edu/
Funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT