TOWARDS SANCTUARY SUMMITS FEB 15-16, 2018

TOWARDS SANCTUARY SUMMITS

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION & WORKSHOP THU 15 FEB 2018 7.00PM – FRI 16 FEB 2018 4.30PM 


Just over a year into U.S. President Trump’s first term, the Vera List Center, in association with The New School Sanctuary Working Group, is calling for a public convening to debate this country’s legacy and current engagement with the notion of safe space, especially as it plays out in civic and cultural institutions. The keynote conversation on Thursday features leaders from different cultural and civic realms in a frank reckoning of the current state of debate, and provides an outlook toward the second year of the present administration in Washington. They are Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Jeanne van Heeswijk, artist and initiator of Philadelphia Assembled, and Laura Raicovich, former President and Executive Director, Queens Museum. The conversation is moderated by Alexandra Délano Alonso, Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies at The New School, and Carin Kuoni, Director/Chief Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School. Executive Dean Mary R. Watsonoffers welcome remarks.

 

Keynote Conversation:
Thursday, February 15, 7 – 8:30 pm

The New School, Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street


Stewardship Curriculum Workshop:
Friday, February 16, 12:30 – 4:30 pm

The New School, José Clemente Orozco Room,
66 West 12th Street, 7th floor