Pathways to Wonder

Philosopher Leslie A. Aarons and artist Julia Barbosa Landois discuss the importance of empathy in environmentalism and activism through the reading of The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children written by marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson. The little-known text that was published posthumously, contains journal entries from Carson’s nature […]

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“Remember to React” : Performance Practices, Politics, and the Institution

Please join Dr. James Ball (Texas A&M University), Jennifer Mabus (University of St. Thomas), and Melissa Noble (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts) as they discuss performance and its overlap with politics in the institutional setting. An emphasis will be placed on the unique opportunities and obstacles that institutions face when tackling political themes. […]

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Brought to Light: Vulnerability and Transparency in the Surveillance Age

Join artist-scholar Isa Fontbona and scholar Camilla Cannon in a conversation about Fontbona’s recent piece, “Corporeal Cartographies of Vulnerability.” For this work, Fontbona solicited messages from people all over the world asking them to describe discriminatory experiences. She displayed these messages on her near-naked body in a 10-hour live-streamed performance. Building on Fontbona’s piece, Fontbona […]

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Moving Structures: Reclaiming Stories in Art and Writing

Join artist/theorist Maria Cecilia Azar and dance artist Miranda Zapata in their discussion and participatory guided meditation on the process and importance of reclaiming and honoring stories in art and writing. Maria and Miranda share how they implement decolonizing creative practices in academic and non-academic projects. Central to their discussion is a conversation about representations […]

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“Tea Toss for Political Favors” at stARTup Houston Art Fair

 “Tea Toss for Political Favors,” a participatory work that explores the destruction of civility in public discourse, will debut at stARTup Fair (Hotel Icon, Houston, Texas) on October 12th. Using “tea” as a jumping off point, this work juxtaposes the ritual of afternoon tea with its use as a metaphor in politics. From the Boston […]

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“Revolution!” Conference highlighted on Radar Talk Intimate Podcast

Parish Conkling, instructor and program director of Houston Community College’s Philosophy department,  and Jeanette Joy Harris were interviewed by Francois Pointeau, host of “Radar Talk Intimate” podcast. They discussed their upcoming 2020 conference, Revolution! Scholars and Artists Rethinking Political Action and the ways in which philosophy and art can work together to reconfigure political space.

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Revolution! Conference at “Frontiers of Democracy” Conference at Tufts University

June 14, 2019: Jeanette Joy Harris presented, “Revolution! Scholars and Artists Rethinking Political Action,” at the Frontiers of Democracy conference sponsored by the American Political Science Association & Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University.

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“Women of a Certain Age” at ITINERANT Performance Art Festival – NYC

Julia Claire Wallace and I are excited to be participating in ITINERANT Performance Art Festival in NYC over Memorial Day weekend. Our work, “Women of a Certain Age,” will be shown at Queens Museum on Saturday, May 23rd. ______________ New York City welcomes the arrival of ITINERANT, the annual Performance Art Festival NYC, to take […]

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