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February 23, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Fermented Face with Candice Lin, After Democracy: A Conversation with Zizi Papacharissi, and More

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Fermented Face with Candice Lin

March 2, 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Online

Fermented Face is a workshop sponsored by the Henry Art Gallery with artist Candice Lin that uses facial massage and a guided meditation to ask questions about bodily borders, ideas of porosity and contamination, and the importance of touch in these contemporary times. Participants will be mailed a small vial of artist-made salve with live microorganisms and will massage this into their face or another part of their body according to guided instructions. After the meditation, participants will journal and share aspects of their experience.

Protest, Race and Citizenship across African Worlds: Policing Somali Refugees: Somali Refugee Resistance to State Violence

March 3, 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Online

For Somali refugees, San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood and the camp at Dadaab, Kenya are connected carceral spaces. Both are governed by militarized techniques and technologies of surveillance and militarism, and both demand counter-technologies through which refugees survive and even thrive. Join the Jackson School of International Studies, African Studies Program and Mohamed Abumaye of California State University to explore this topic, as part of the Protest, Race and Citizenship across African Worlds series.

Next in the series:

  • March 17, 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Ethiopia in Theory, Theory as Memoir

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Hyakunin Isshu and the world of Japanese medieval poetry by Paul Atkins

March 3, 7:00 PM | Online

Hyakunin isshu (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets) is the most famous collection of poetry in Japan. It has been read, discussed, recited, memorized, copied, illustrated, and parodied for centuries. Widely believed to have been compiled by the poet and courtier Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241), Hyakunin isshu has educated and delighted many generations of readers as a model of poetic composition and an introduction to the fascinating world of waka, classical Japanese poetry.

In this talk, sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Literature, Professor of Japanese Paul Atkins will provide an introduction to the content, structure, and history of this very influential anthology, with special attention to its mysterious origins in medieval Japan. When did it first appear? How was it created? What was its original purpose? You will be surprised (perhaps even shocked!) by the answers he proposes.

Critical Issues Lecture Series: Dolores Dorantes

March 5, 12:00 PM | Online

Dolores Dorantes is an Acharya in the Buddhist tradition, a journalist, writer, therapist, poet, performer and sacred animal. They will be giving the final lecture in the Critical Issues Lecture Series, presented by the School of Art + Art History + Design and the Henry Art Gallery

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After Democracy: A Conversation with Zizi Papacharissi

March 5, 11:00 – 12:00 PM | Online

Join the Center For Journalism, Media and Democracy for a conversation with Zizi Papacharissi about her new book: “After Democracy: Imaging our Political Future” (Yale University Press).

The book draws on original interviews conducted with citizens of more than thirty countries to explore what democracy is, what it means to be a citizen, and what can be done to enhance governance.

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Online – dis/re/connection

March 5 – 7 | Online 

dis/re/connection is a new collaborative performance from the School of Drama that explores connection, disconnection, and reconnection. How have we, and do we, connect with each other? With ourselves? How do we disconnect from others and ourselves? And ultimately, what is reconnection? What does it feel like? What can it be? Presented through vignettes, music, poetry, movements, and scenes all created by the ensemble, this meditation poetically asks us to reckon with ourselves and to ultimately persist.

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Curating in Conversation: A Panel Series on Sharing Northwest Native Art and Art History with the Public

March 8, 5:00 PM | Online 

The second of a three part series sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities with curators and artists, this panel features discussion with Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Alison Bremner, and Karen Duffek. The program will include an overview of Bremner’s work as an artist and curator followed by a larger discussion on the state of contemporary Northwest Coast art and the issues involved in ethical curation.

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Contemporary Environmental Issues In Taiwan

March 2nd and 4th, 5:00 PM | Online

The Taiwan Studies Program presents an upcoming four-part lecture series focused on Contemporary Environmental Issues in Taiwan. All talks will start at 5pm Pacific Time and be publicly available for viewing and participation.

On March 2nd, join Professor Kuanhui Lin of the National Taiwan Normal University for a discussion on climate change disaster and governance in Taiwan. Then, join Professor Po-Yi Hung of the National Taiwan University on March 4th to learn about the history and challenges of Taiwan’s food and agriculture systems.

Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.