Symposium Program

Making Home in Wounded Spaces:
Memory, Design, and the Spatial

March 3 — 4, 2017
Kellen Auditorium, Parsons School of Design, 66 Fifth Ave, NYC

An international symposium co-sponsored by:
MA Design Studies, Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory
The Global Studies Program at the New School
The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, New School for Social Research

FRIDAY, March 3

9:30 am COFFEE

10:00 am

OPENING REMARKS

Susan Yelavich, Associate Professor/Director, Design Studies MA, Parsons: Design as Damage, Erasure, Repair, and (or) Renewal

Małgorzata Bakalarz-Duverger, PhD candidate, Sociology, NSSR: Spaces of Collective Memory, (Mis)Remembered Places.


10:30 am — 12:30 pm

PANEL 1: APPROPRIATIONS OF SPACES WOUNDED BY HISTORY

Moderator:
Caroline Dionne, Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design

Panelists:
Susana Draper, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University; Forms of Intervention by Collectives of Women Prisoners in Latin America Today.

Elżbieta Janicka, Associate Professor, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Science; False Symmetry. About Two Memorials in the Space of the Former Warsaw Ghetto.

Yemima Cohen-Aharoni, post-PhD Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; The Temple of Jerusalem: The Memory of the Future and the Politics of the Present.

Desirée Valaderes, PhD Student, Architectural History, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley; The Pilgrimage: Alternative Kinships and Cross-Racial Solidarity at Former Sites of Japanese American Confinement.


12:30 — 1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:45 — 2:30 pm

CONVERSATION 1: STATES OF EXCEPTION AS MOMENTS OF POSSIBILITY FOR DESIGN

Virginia Tassinari, Assistant Professor and Researcher, LUCA School of the Arts, Genk, Belgium; States of Exception as Moments of Possibility for Design.

Clive Dilnot, Professor of Design Studies, School of Art and Design Studies, Parsons School of Design;


2:40 — 4:10 pm

PANEL 2: THE POLITICS OF COMMEMORATION

Moderator:
Liz Ševčenko, Director of the Humanities Action Lab, New School

Panelists:
Yukiko Koga, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College, CUNY; Inheritance and Betrayal: Historical Preservation and Colonial Nostalgia in Harbin, China.

Alexandra Delano Alonso, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts; and Benjamin Nienass, California State University, San Marcos; Reclaiming Memory and Mourning: Grievability and Resistance in Mexico.


4:20 — 5:50 pm

PANEL 3: THEORIZING THE PALIMPSESTS OF WOUNDED PLACES

Moderator:
Benoît Challand, Associate Professor, Sociology, NSSR

Panelists:
Jonathan Bach, Associate Professor/Chair, Global Studies Program at the New School; In Place of… The Absent Presence of Berlin’s Palaces.

Adam Lipszyc, Associate Professor, Polish Academy of Science; The Vortex of Pain: Theorists, Writers and Artists Visiting a Wounded Square in Warsaw


6:00 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Lina Sergie Attar, co-founder and CEO of Karam Foundation; An Unsettled Syria: Recollecting and Reimagining Home.


SATURDAY, March 4

9:30 am BREAKFAST

10:00 am

REMARKS ABOUT THE FRIDAY SESSIONS


10:15 — 11:00 am

CONVERSATION 2: INVISIBLE BRIDGES

Krzysztof Czyżewski, social activist, theater producer; founder/director of the Borderland Foundation, Sejny, Poland; An Invisible Bridge

Elżbieta Matynia, Professor of Liberal Studies and Sociology; director of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, NSSR; An Invisible Bridge


11:10 am — 1:10 pm

PANEL 1: ENGAGING WITH THOSE LIVING IN WOUNDED PLACES

Moderator:
Otto von Busch, Associate Professor of Integrated Design, Parsons School of Design

Panelists:
Angeliki Dimaki-Adolfsen, PhD Fellow, School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Children Let’s Play:” examining play in refugee camps in northern Greece

Liam Healy and Jimmy Loizeau, Lecturers, Goldsmiths College, London; Design Unlikely Futures and the Jungle of Calais

Terry Meade, Principal Lecturer, Interior Architecture and Urban Studies, College of Arts & Humanities, University of Brighton, UK; Strangers in the House: Domestic Space in the Israel/Palestine Conflict.

Barbara Adams, PhD candidate, Sociology, NSSR; From Aesthetic Evangelism to Solidarity. From Resilience to Care.


1:15 — 2:15 pm Lunch Break

2:15 — 4:00 pm

PANEL 2: WOUNDED LANDSCAPES

Moderator:
William Morrish, Professor of Urban Ecologies, Parsons School of Design

Panelists:
Jilly Traganou, Associate Professor of Spatial Studies, School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design; Practices of Prefigurative Habitus: Creating Radical Home/lands at the Standing Rock Protest Camps.

Christine Howard Sandoval, artist, activist; part-time faculty, Parsons School of Design; Sharing Scarcity.

Tania Aparicio Morales, PhD candidate, Sociology, NSSR; Aeropuerto. A Visual Ethnography of Chinchero, Peru.

Mia White, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, New School for Public Engagement; Unearthing a Blues Epistemology towards Solidarity and Environmental Justice.


4:00 — 4:15 pm BREAK

4:15 — 6:00 pm

PANEL 3: THE SCAR TISSUE OF HOME AND PLACE

Moderator:
Aleksandra Wagner, Assistant Professor, Sociology, New School for Public Engagement

Panelists:
Jayce Salloum, artist; in/tangible cartographies: subjective affinities/representing the unrepresentable

Nora Krug, Associate Professor, Illustration, School of Art Media and Technology, Parsons School of Design; A Reading from Belonging (tentative title): A Visual Memoir on German Post-War identity and the Author’s Wartime Family History.

Serhii Tereshchenko, PhD candidate, Department of Slavic Studies, Columbia University; Cities Against Humans: Life in the Abandoned Cities after Chernobyl.

Elisa Bertolotti, Assistant Professor, Art & Design Department, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Madeira; Stories from Trasenster. Light and Temporary Houses for a Desolate Place.