Symposium | Critical University, Critical Dissidence


April 25, 2019 9:00 am - April 26, 2019

Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, NYC

Reception to Follow

Symposium: Critical University, Critical Dissonance: Pedagogies on Art & Violence in the Americas

Organized by Prof. Marisa Belausteguigoitia, Spring 2019, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

This two-day symposium analyzes the possibilities and limits of critical practices emanating from the university. How do universities reach out to address the social urgencies of today beyond the classroom walls? How might academics strive to work with stigmatized and marginalized “others,” rather than “on” them? Critical thinking emerges when spaces that have long been separated—the University and Prison, as but one example—create a friction that changes and re-signifies disciplinary knowledge and its practices within the university and within prisons. Artistic, pedagogical and juridical critical practices are at the core of this friction. Symposium participants from the Global South analyze how the critical university (public and private) intervenes not only in prisons, but in other state institutions.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

7:00 PM

7:15 PM

Welcome and Presentation

Marisa Belausteguigoitia

Spring 2019 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

New York University (NYU)
Opening Keynote

Writing in Dissent: Social Suffering, Communality, and the Ethics of Care

Cristina Rivera Garza, University of Houston

FRIDAY APRIL 26TH | 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM- 7:20PM: “A Cell of Her Own,” performance by Estibaliz de Miguel Calvo
Translucent Strategies and Dissent: Maneuvers for Access to Justice

Michael Coyle, California State University, Chico

Susana Draper, Princeton University

Haizea Barcenilla, Universidad del País Vasco

Moderator: Marisa Belausteguigoitia, New York University (NYU)
Prison Borders: Activation of Love and Other Artifacts

Estibaliz de Miguel Calvo, Universidad del País Vasco

Maite Zubiaurre, University of California, Los Angeles

Moderator: María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, New York University (NYU)
Closing Keynote

Maneuvering Absence: Artistic Practice as “Space of Appearance”

Rian Lozano, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

Additional contribution by NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.