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Title: Geological Time: Launch Event for Manifest #3
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Summary: What does it mean to grapple with the immensity of the Americas? For the third issue of​Manifest: A Journal of the Americas, we aim to highlight propositions that have taken seriously the “bigger than big”—design and representational experiments aimed at narrating, framing, or enacting the American continent and the forms and ideas which it animates. For this event two of the founding editors, Anthony Acciavatti and Dan Handel, will moderate a conversation on the potentials and pitfalls of geological time as a frame of reference for rethinking American immensity, bringing together Lydia Xynogala on the future archeology of nuclear waste sites, Kathleen John-Alder on the slow time of nature writing, and Francesco Marullo on the pace of American deserts.
Start Date: April 14, 2021
End Date/Deadline: April 13, 2021
Opportunity Type: Virtual Program
Title: D. Fairchild Ruggles, "The Landsdcape of al-Andalus: Water, Metaphor, and Materiality"
Country: United States
Summary: Lecture: “The Landscape of al-Andalus: Water, Metaphor, and Materiality”
Start Date: April 15, 2021
End Date/Deadline: April 14, 2021
Opportunity Type: Lectures / Symposia
Title: Solitude: A Dialogue on Today's Architecture
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Summary: In lieu of our Annual Weissbourd Conference, the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago will host a “Weissbourd Dialogues” series over the first half of 2021. This year’s series, hosted via virtual symposia, will bring together speakers from different scholarly and professional fields to discuss and present work on the theme of Solitude. Although a topic of long-standing interest in the humanities and social sciences, solitude and its conceptual kin (isolation, loneliness, anomie, alienation, seclusion, etc.) have become everyday modes of life during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, as we socially distance from each other’s bodies and breath, the tendrils of our social lives continue to stretch out, shoot back, and, in effect, compel us to ask: what good is solitude, after all? As an experiment in what Roland Barthes calls “being alone together” (idiorhythmy), this year’s Weissbourd Dialogues emphasizes solitude as a fundamental feature of social life rather than its abrogation. Each virtual symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners from psychoanalysis, critical race theory, architecture, neuroscience, art history, anthropology, poetry, philosophy, urban studies in order to query the values, practices, and challenges of being alone.
Start Date: April 16, 2021
End Date/Deadline: April 15, 2021
Opportunity Type: Virtual Program
Title: Behind the Iron Curtain in 1968: In Search of the Russian Constructivists and Aalto
State: California
Country: United States
Summary: Tag along on a 1968 trip behind the iron curtain with a group of University of Cambridge architecture students to see the work of Aalto, Lubetkin, and other Russian Constructivist architects
Start Date: April 17, 2021
End Date/Deadline: April 16, 2021

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