Presentation Title

On Destitution, Dereliction, Depreciation and Dispossession

Presenter Name

Jack Halberstam

Presenter Title/Affiliation

Professor of Gender Studies and English, Columbia University

Start Date

23-5-2021 4:00 PM

Event Name

Presentation

Zoom URL to Join

https://ciis.zoom.us/j/94936664531?pwd=L3ZSZFRiT2hTSjR0QS9GdUxoelVpQT09

Zoom Meeting ID

Password: 488019

Abstract

In this talk, I want to work with you on producing a new vocabulary for transformative change in an era of stalemate, compromise, and environmental decline. The old methods of voting and building, making, and developing that have been sold to us as routes to happiness and freedom stand revealed as methods to consolidate the power of financial elites and white property owners. In this era, and on the other side of a tense and strange election, we must surely be ready for new angles on power, change and what I will call world un-making.

Presenter Bio

Jack Halberstam is Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of six books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and, most recently, a short book titled Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variance (University of California Press). Places Journal awarded Halberstam its Arcus/Places Prize in 2018 for innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment. Halberstam just finished a book titled WILD THINGS: THE DISORDER OF DESIRE and is currently working on a companion volume titled: THE WILD BEYOND: ART, ARCHITECTURE AND ANARCHY.

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On Destitution, Dereliction, Depreciation and Dispossession

In this talk, I want to work with you on producing a new vocabulary for transformative change in an era of stalemate, compromise, and environmental decline. The old methods of voting and building, making, and developing that have been sold to us as routes to happiness and freedom stand revealed as methods to consolidate the power of financial elites and white property owners. In this era, and on the other side of a tense and strange election, we must surely be ready for new angles on power, change and what I will call world un-making.

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