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Key details


  • 5pm – 6:30pm


  • Online


  • Free

Who could attend

  • Everyone


  • Lecture

Join us for the third The Urgency of the Arts Assembly: I WANT YOU TO SPEAK TO ME URGENTLY!

Guest Speakers

Zach Blas is an artist, filmmaker, and writer whose practice spans moving image, computation, theory, performance, and science fiction. Blas engages the materiality of digital technologies while also drawing out the philosophies and imaginaries lurking in artificial intelligence, biometric recognition, predictive policing, airport security, the internet, and biological warfare.

Jeanne Vaccaro is a scholar and curator of contemporary art and public practice. Her book in process, Handmade: feelings and textures of transgender, considers the felt labor of making identity, and was awarded the Arts Writers Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. She is also the recipient of the American Historical Association’s Alan Bérubé prize for outstanding LGBT public history.

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, teacher and activist. He is a Professor at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), as well as Co-Director with Professor Chloë Bass of the Andrew A. Mellon Foundation funded project Social Practice CUNY (SPCUNY) headquartered in the Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Center, and was an associate of the Art, Design and the Public Domain program of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (2013-2021)

Convened by School of Arts and Humanities students and Shehnaz Suterwalla. Presentations will be followed by audience Q&A.

The Third Urgency of the Arts Assembly: I WANT YOU TO SPEAK TO ME URGENTLY!