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September 13, 2010November 8, 2010

The Give Me Shelter lecture series draws together speakers from different disciplines to discuss questions such as: How can bodywear function as body extension or to support the human body under unusual conditions such as hot and cold climates? How can we expand the notion of the boundary between the body and environment? What kind of second skin would be required to survive walking through a volcano, living under water, or visiting outer space? How does clothing contribute to the question of the protection of endangered peoples and environments?

The ACT Monday night lecture series is organized this term as part of the ACT course of Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Second Skin / Body Wear. Artistic Research and Transdisciplinary Studies, in collaboration with the Performance Workshop of Professor Joan Jonas and Introduction to Networked Cultures of lecturer Nitin Sawhney.

The lecture series is free and open to the public.

Funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT