On March 13 CDRLab hosted its inaugural CURATORIAL SLAM!, a lively array of fast paced ideas and images mixed with drinks and delectables. This public event offered a sampling of diverse curatorial models recently developed by New School community members, from provocative online exchanges to local site-specific commissions to international street festivals. 8 minute Pecha Kucha-style presentations will be followed by a “happy hour” reception and informal discussion. The presenters featured included: Jamer Hunt (Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons) “On Design and Violence”; Carin KuonI (Director of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, NSPE) on “Arte, justamente”; Nitin Sawhaney (Assistant Professor of Media Studies, NSPE) on “Guatemala Después: Rethinking Curatorial Practices in Contested Spaces”; I am New School (Eugene Lang Students) “Using Social Media To Highlight Microaggressions: #IAMNS”; Miles Kohrman (Alumnus of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang) on “Voices of Crisis: From Archive to Exhibition”; Silvia Rocciolo (Curator of The New School Art Collection) on “On Site: The Alfredo Jaar, Glenn Ligon and Rita McBride New School University Center Commissions”; Gina Walker (Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, NSPE) on “Female Biography to Project Continua”; Lydia Matthews (Professor of Visual Culture, Parsons) on “Batumi Backyard Stories: Seeing in the Shadows”; Liz Sevencko (Co-Director Humanities Action Lab, NSPE) on “A Thousand and One Curators: Building Global Dialogue through Collaborative Exhibit making at the Humanities Action Lab”; and Jennifer Wilson (Associate Professor of Mathematics, Eugene Lang) on “Problems of (Mathematical) Curating.”
See videos HERE.
View information on this year’s SLAM HERE.