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.