“Possessing a common logic,” a series of discussions and collaborations between philosophers, theorists, artists, and performers with the invitation to uncover a common logic or underlying thread that connects their practices.

Working toward resonances not necessarily similarities and shared ways of thinking not necessarily shared thoughts, the end result is unpredictable. This series aims to imagine new possibilities and projects through difference. It moves away from a purely critical mode of engagement, focusing, instead, on creation and construction. 

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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.

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Dr. James Ball (Texas A&M University), Jennifer Mabus (University of St. Thomas), and Melissa Noble (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts) discuss performance and its overlap with politics in the institutional setting.

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Artist/scholar Isa Fontbona and scholar Camilla Cannon consider how we balance the Internet’s ability to combat societal incitements to shame through radical vulnerability and the reality of constant online surveillance.

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Artist/theorist Maria Cecilia Azar and dance artist Miranda Zapata discuss the importance of reclaiming and honoring stories in art and writing through decolonized creative practices in academic and non-academic projects.