IDSVA featured lectures are now posted to our vimeo page

We are pleased to announce that several lectures from spring and summer 2021 are now available to view on Vimeo.

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"Revolution Anthropocene: Geoaesthetics of the Planetary Condition"
Giovanbattista Tusa

Summary: This lecture was part of the Spring series: ON THE ANTHROPOCENE: Either/Or. The lectures address the role of art and philosophy in relation to questions of ecology, climate change, co-existence, and sustainability as an existential urgency of our times.

Giovanbattista Tusa is a philosopher and a video artist based in Lisbon. His work spans the fields of contemporary philosophy and ecological thought, contemporary arts, cinema, and new media.


"Culture as Reciprocity. Towards ecological citizenship"
Andreas Weber

Summary: This lecture was part of the Spring series: ON THE ANTHROPOCENE: Either/Or. The lectures address the role of art and philosophy in relation to questions of ecology, climate change, co-existence, and sustainability as an existential urgency of our times.

Andreas Weber is a biologist, philosopher and non-fiction writer. His work deals with a re-evaluation of reality as alive, subjective, and deeply shared. He teaches ecophilosophy at the Berlin University of the Arts and is adjunct professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.


"What about Africanness?"
Jane Taylor and Curlee Raven Holton

Summary: IDSVA presents this international conversation centering on the question, "What about Africanness?”Jane Taylor and Curlee Raven Holton will take up the question from two points of view, one South African, the other North American.

Jane Taylor is known throughout the world for her performance work, both as a theorist and a practitioner. Her work in puppetry, especially her theatre collaborations with William Kentridge, has been a matter of international interest and critical acclaim for many years. Jane Taylor is the Andrew Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory, Centre for Humanities Research, the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

Curlee Raven Holton is an internationally recognized artist and master printmaker. He was David Driskell's longtime artistic collaborator. For the past several years he has served as the Director and Artist in Residence at the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, College Park, US.


"When Did World War II Start? And When Will It End?: Reflections inspired by Picasso’s Guernica"
James D. Fernández

Summary: This lecture was part of the Summer 2021 Virtual Residency.

James D. Fernández is Professor of Spanish Literature and Culture at New York University, and currently the Director of NYU Madrid. His research focuses on the conversion of experience into narrative, whether in the genre of autobiography, or in family lore of immigrants that gets transmitted and transformed from generation to generation.


"The Gifts that Morocco Gave Me"
Alberto Ruy-Sánchez

Summary: This lecture was part of the Summer 2021 Virtual Residency.

Alberto Ruy-Sánchez (PhD, the Sorbonne, Paris) is a Mexican writer of poetry, novels, and essays. His work has won awards in France, Russia, Spain, and Mexico, and has been translated into 12 languages. He is co-editor, with Margarita De Orellana, of the magazine and publishing house Artes de México. Ruy-Sanchez’s lecture, Notes of Travel in Morocco: The Nine Gifts that Morocco Gave Me, will introduce IDSVA students to the new topological studies residency in Marrakech launching in 2022.