Thursday, April 22, 2010, 6:30-8pm
@ Alumni Reading Room
Pratt Library, Brooklyn Campus
There will be an off-site reception after the panel.
A conversation on the emergence and history of a South Asian queerÂ diaspora in NYC, and the use of party spaces as social and politicalÂ interventions that help define immigrant communities in new hybridÂ formulations.
This event is the first event in SAWCC’s speaker series, What’s LeftÂ of SAWCC. In this inaugural speaker series, SAWCC presents talks inÂ which the concept of “Left” will be explored, firstly through theÂ ability to identify social spaces as political interventions andÂ progressive politics; secondly, as a play on words, in which the ideaÂ of what is “left” is also used as a way to interrogate the archive,Â and finally as a more synthetic approach to redefining how artists,Â intellectuals and communities redefine urban spaces through culturalÂ production. Each talk explores this theme of progressive politics andÂ the many ways in which SAWCC links cultural production to social andÂ political interventions. Each talk will be presented at locations thatÂ illustrate our collaborations across the city.
Panel moderators: Professor Gayatri Gopinath (NYU),Â featuring DJ Ashu Rai (Sholay Productions) and DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra).
Co-sponsors for this panel include the Critical and Visual Studies,Â Colloquium and the Initiative of Art, Community and Social Change, (IACSC) as a part of the series, “Constructing Spaces: The Politics of Art and Community,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.