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Fall 2022 Intra-Disciplinary Seminar public lecture series at Cooper Union

September 15–December 15, 2022, 7pm

The IDS public lecture series features talks by artists, theorists, scientists, activists, writers, and other practitioners involved in the arts from positions that embody an interdisciplinary approach or that imply new uses for disciplinary traditions. It serves as an introduction to some of the most pressing questions driving contemporary thought and practice. Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada are in charge of planning the seminar and series.

The IDS lectures for 2022–2023 are divided into three broad categories: “Trace,” where we consider evidence between aesthetic gesture and algorithmic reason; “Performance,” where we consider meaning in movement through experiments with sound and the body; and “Disruption,” where we examine the types and scopes of social change.

Unless otherwise noted, the Fall 2022 IDS lectures will be held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. EST in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union. They are free and open to the public with the use of a CDC-recommended mask and confirmation of vaccination and booster.

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Fall 2022 IDS public lectures
September 15: Asia Art Archive
September 29: Blank Forms
October 1 (Saturday, 5pm EST): Harold Mendez
October 15 (Saturday, 5pm EST): Paolo Pedercini
*October 20: Ruth Wilson Gilmore with Lisa Lowe, Shellyne Rodriguez, & Nikhil Pal Singh
October 27: Adania Shibli
November 3: The Otolith Group
November 10: Lanka Tattersall
November 17: Ezekiel Dixon-Román
December 1: Hannah B. Higgins
December 8: Slavs and Tatars
December 15: Sónia Vaz Borges

The Cooper Union School of Art

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, established in 1859 by inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Peter Cooper, provides instruction in the humanities and social sciences together with courses in art, architecture, and engineering. The School of Art is steadfastly committed to providing students with a generalist education that covers all the essential fields and tools of the visual arts. Each student receives instruction in a variety of subject areas as well as the intricate relationships among all visual vocabularies. This philosophical tenet connects to all of the goals of the School of Art and serves as the basis for all teaching, artistic activity, service, and research. The cultivation of communication skills, the development of critical perspective, and the mastery of the materials and philosophical premises of the study of societies and people are all goals of the BFA program’s Studio curriculum, as well as its Art History and General Studies components. Students develop into socially conscious, historically informed, creative practitioners over the course of eight semesters. They receive training in critical analysis of current visual communications, art, and popular culture.

Adania Shibli’s lecture is presented in partnership with the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near East Studies (NYU).

General support and funding
The IDS public lecture series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding from the Robert Lehman Foundation. The IDS public lecture series is also made possible by generous support from the Open Society Foundations.

*Program will be held in the Great Hall at The Cooper Union, 7 E 7th Street, NY, NY 10003

Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
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