In an interview with Robert Barsky, artist Shanequa Gay provides a profound and wide-ranging overview of her body of work, which spans an array of different media including paintings, drawings, murals, textiles, and performance pieces. Shanequa Gay’s art is deeply embedded in rituals, rites, and meanings from nature and early life on the planet earth, […]
Join Brandan “Bmike” Odums for a visit of Studio BE – a 35,000 square ft warehouse that this visual artist has transformed into a cultural and educational space in downtown New Orleans. Bmike is “Closing the Distance” by rendering the artmaking practice more accessible to younger generations. By incorporating them in the creative and physical […]
This conversation with the architect Jeanne Gang is an opportunity to explore the relationship and distance between architecture and the city but also between architecture and the planet in its natural and living dimension. Jeanne Gang first presents the St. Regis skyscraper that is being completed and then the design of a park and a […]
Youth dance/ Ted Talk club students speech Lycée Français de San Francisco students from multiple clubs (including Dance, TedEx, DEI and LGBTQ) invite you to a “ballade” through the vibrant and colorful San Francisco Mission district. In this playful and student-led piece, movement combines with words, images, music, and colors to allow participants to creatively […]
With the inspiring background of the historical sites of Boston’s freedom trail, join Sylvaine Guyot (Professor of Romance languages and French literature) and Nicolas Prevelakis (Lecturer of social studies) in a discussion about proximity as it pertains to great democratic challenges today, through the lens of Toqueville’s musings on American society and theatre. In English.
Two renowned philosophers, Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Barbara Cassin, engage in a lively transatlantic dialogue about the meaning and importance of translation in the world “after Babel”–when the Bible says God splintered human speech into different languages and scattered humans over the earth to punish them for their pride–and “after Bandung”–when African and American states […]
The dialogue addresses the issue of closeness, proximity and the ways in which human societies interact with each other through commercial exchange, migratory dynamics, and culture. The discussion focuses on the Northeastern border of Mexico and Texas as a space of union and not just a space of division. Whereas borders are generally thought of […]
Two conversations with international participants on how the world sees the United States a week after the inauguration of the new president, Joe Biden.