Friday, April 22, 2011
Pam is the East Coast Coordinator for the event sponsor --The Platypus Affiliated Society. The Society has chapters in Chicago, New York, Princeton, Boston, Toronto (CA), Kingston (CA) and Frankfurt (DE) as well as a monthly publication, The Platypus Review, which is open to submissions. They also host coffee breaks on the NYU campus on a weekly basis, and that info can be found here.
Rethinking Autonomy & Art
A discussion about the history & politics of artistic autonomy
Monday, April 25, 7pm
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. Room 908
The term 'autonomy' has crept into the lexicon of contemporary art discourse for reasons that are not self-evident. But there is a curious lack of historical consciousness. The aesthetic, social, and political implications of autonomy continue to haunt us, but, perhaps, only as farce. For the once restless non-identity between art and politics that Trotsky and Adorno attempted to register seems to have become one or another false reconciliation. This discussion will attempt to lay a groundwork for comprehending autonomy from a historical perspective. And thus it asks: Is art still a form of self-consciousness? Can it be so without the Left, whose historical mission was to bring the modern world to self-consciousness through overcoming capitalism?
The Platypus Affiliated Society, established in December 2006, organizes reading groups, public fora, research and journalism focused on problems and tasks inherited from the "Old" (1920s-30s), "New" (1960s-70s) and post-political (1980s-90s) Left for the possibilities of emancipatory politics today.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Draper Student Sarah Broderick Presents at Brooklyn College's Graduate English Conference (April 30)
Interested Draperites can attend the conference, which starts at 10:30 AM at the Woody Tanger Auditorium in the Brooklyn College Library and will run all day. Cyrus R.K. Patell (a professor in NYU's English Department) will give the keynote address.
Now that selected pieces are in, edited and laid out, there's just one more step for this semester's issue of Anamesa: PROOF READING!
The proof reading party will be on Thursday, 4/28 in the Juan Carlos Reading Room (53 Washington Sq. South between Thompson and Sullivan) from 6PM to 10PM.
We know it's an extremely busy time right now, but all of us here at Anamesa want to say thank you to those of you who have been able to help out so far, and to for those of you looking for an opportunity to contribute to your student publication, come!
Good luck to everyone finishing up their various projects and papers,
The Anamesa Crew
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling of the NYC Department of Sanitation is seeking up to six exceptional graduate interns for the following types of programmatic support for existing and new recycling and reuse programs:
· Fieldwork – accompany DSNY staff to potential sites to discuss programs, and complete site-specific paperwork
· Data entry – maintain records in an Access database on site visits, programmatic enrollments and daily program activities
· Public Education – develop and review content and graphics for administrative and educational materials related to programs
· Publicity – Interview and photograph individuals and businesses to document success stories in a case study format.
· Analysis – Document programmatic trends using basic descriptive statistics
· Supplementary Tasks – Interns may be asked to organize historical files on recycling program development and/or do ad-hoc research on other waste related topics as needed.
Students currently enrolled in a master’s level program, or exceptionally mature undergraduates, are eligible to apply. Recent graduates, including those graduating in May 2011, are ineligible to apply. A strong interest in the subject, a highly professional demeanor, and ability to work within a bureaucratic municipal agency structure are required for this position. Necessary skills include MS Word and MS Excel. Proficiency in MS Access, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, In-Design and/or ArcGIS are a plus. Must be available and willing to travel throughout the five boroughs on public transportation during business hours.
The position is paid and will begin in late May and run through the end of August. Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter detailing experience and interest related to the qualifications listed above. The letter should specifically describe proficiency in the software products listed above. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Review of applications will begin immediately until the positions are filled. Applications should be addressed to Ms. Martina Rodriguez at email@example.com with the word Summer Internship in the subject line. Please do not submit applications to any other email address than this. Applications submitted through other email addresses will not be considered.
We are looking for interns to assist with the following a variety of tasks, not limited to but including museum funding and development, community outreach, and exhibitions. The internships will typically last from 3 - 6 months. Hours are flexible, but there is a minimum commitment of 10 hours a week.
Please contact Marissa firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Monday, April 18, 2011
INTERPRETATIONS: EXHIBITION PRACTICE
A daylong symposium at Columbia University that critically unpacks
the formative processes of recent architectural exhibitions.
Date: Friday 22 April, 2011, 11:00–18:00
Location: Wood Auditorium, Columbia University; New York, NY.
What is the purpose of architectural exhibitions? How are they produced?
It is widely recognized that exhibitions have been a fundamental platform for
the formulation, production, and dissemination of ideas within architecture;
and yet, the processes through which they are created often remain opaque.
Interpretations attempts to unpack specific examples of contemporary
architectural exhibitions, taking certain "reference exhibitions" as common
points of departure for a larger discussion about the complexities of
The symposium is structured around three exhibition categories, each
compromising one session: contextual, survey, and themed—using this
format as a tool to maintain a critically flexible, while still defined,
space for discussion.
Interpretations Curatorial Team
Kurt W. Forster
Commentary by: Joseph Grima and Ute Meta Bauer
Reference Exhibition: Ninth International Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Panel and Q&A moderated by Mark Wigley
Commentary by: Keller Easterling and Damon Rich
Reference Exhibition: Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling.
Panel and Q&A moderated by Felicity D. Scott
Commentary by: Sarah Herda and Tobi Maier
Reference Exhibition: Actions: What You Can Do With the City.
Panel and Q&A moderated by Mark Wasiuta
Felicity D. Scott
Director de Diseño
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A MA Thesis Submission Checklist can be found here.
MA Thesis forms can be downloaded here.
Congrats (in advance) to all our May grads for finishing their thesis writing!
NYU Colloquium in American Lit & Culture: Revolutionary Allegory and the Burdens of Memory/ Fifty Years of Exilic “Returning” to Cuba (April 20)
Emma Stapely (UPenn)
Strains of Compunction: Revolutionary Allegory and the Burdens of Memory in Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple
Omar Miranda (NYU)
Beyond Memory and Dreams: Fifty Years of Exilic “Returning” to Cuba
Wednesday, April 20
13-19 University Place, Great Room
New York University
All are welcome!
Refreshments will be served.
For more information: www.nyucalc.com