WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right Exhibition Reception
A solo exhibition featuring Karen Hampton, MSU Designer-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies.
JANUARY 19 – MARCH 23, 2018
RECEPTION JANUARY 19, 5-7PM, REMARKS AT 6:15PM
Join us Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-7PM for the opening reception for WATER Puerto Rico……Flint a Human Right a solo exhibition featuring the work of Karen Hampton at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Opening Remarks will be offered at 6:15PM.
I am a conceptual mixed media artist, addressing issues of colorism and race in my works. I seek to break stereotypes and address issues related to my life. My artwork is steeped in oral history and expresses the narrative of those whose stories have not yet been fully told. As a storyteller, I impart conceptualized stories about the “other” in society. I view myself as a vehicle for ancestral stories to transcend history and remain part of the historical record. The canvas of my artwork is fabric, which I age and imbue with conceptualized images of a forgotten part of the American story. Using images and text, I embed the cloth with the hopes and visions of my ancestors, particularly those whose stories that have remained invisible. Whether woven or stitched, every time my weft crosses the warp or my needle pierces the cloth, I reach through another layer of scorched earth that slavery has left behind and work to reframe critical issues of race.
Karen Hampton is a Michigan State University, Designer-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies. Hampton joins us from Los Angeles, CA for the 2017-2018 academic year. Her exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design along with the generous support of others including the College of Arts & Letters, Creating Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Office of the Provost, and the MSU Federal Credit Union. Additionally she will be offering a public lecture about her work on January 30 at 6PM in 107 S. Kedzie Hall.
Dr. Joanne Turney is a Design Historian specializing in textiles and fashion as material culture. Turney teaches at the University of Southhampton, Winchester School of Art in the UK. Her book, The Culture of Knitting, is seminal knitwear research and is the framework for understanding the complicated position of knitwear in contemporary culture.
The Honors College will be presenting Sharper Focus/Wider Lens on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 7 pm in the MSU Union Ballroom.
- John Grey, Department of Philosophy
- Emily Conroy-Krutz, Associate Professor in the Department of History
- Jeffery T. Freymueller, Endowed Chair fro Geology of Solid Earth in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Carolyn Isaac, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology
- G. Mark Voit, Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Associate Dean in the College of Natural Science
DISCUSSIONS FROM THE BORDERLANDS
March 13th & 14th
Friday– Wells Hall B310
2:00-3:30pm Los Americanx Portraiture
3:30-4:00pm Los Americanx, by Edgar Cardenas
4:00pm-4:30pm Final remarks and final portraiture
5:00 – 6:00 pm Keynote Address: The Invisible Wall, by Sarah Yore-Van Oosterhout
Saturday–MSU Library 2nd Floor West Wing, Digital Scholarship Lab Flex Space
11:30 am-12:30pm Opening Remarks & A Line of Demarcation: The Epistemic Concealments and Self-Delusions of the Border By Gregory Rogel
12:30-1:30pm Against Splitting Worlds: Reconfiguring Respect and Intersubjective Indentification By Nic Cottone
3:00-4:00pm Keynote Address: When Borders Cross O’odham: Maintaining Connections During Active Conquests to Divide Our People by Nellie Jo David
Sponsored by Center for Interdisciplinarity, Michigan State University
Conference Organizers: Gregory Rogel and Kahlia Roberts
MSU Philosophy & Environmental Governance regrets to announce that the Elusive Conversations Symposium has been postponed. Please look for a new date for this event coming this August 2020.
hosted by MSU Philosophy & Environmental Governance
Two day symposium with three keynote speakers.
York University’s Osgoode
Hall Law School
University of Montana
George Mason University & World Resources Institute
The richness and diversity of contemporary environmental philosophy remains largely absent from the everyday dis- course and decision-making processes of
environmental governance. One reason for this is a sincere difficulty in translating the less tangible and measurable aspects of our environmental relationships into community practices and governing policies. More difficult still, the mechanisms of environmental decision-making have been historically structured
under the influence of latent environmental philosophies that are neither neutral nor equally welcoming to all considerations. The best plans too often produce the same impoverished results.
THIS SYMPOSIUM seeks to envision a richer and more inclusive environmental governance, proposing specific steps for how environmental philosophy can better engage current governance practices.