UW News

May 24, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Vikram Prakash: “One Continuous Line: Art, Architecture and Urbanism of Aditya Prakash,” Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity Annual Conference: Quarantining While Black, 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

Spring Concert: Percussion Ensemble and UW Steel Band

June 4, 7:30 PM | Online via YouTube

The UW Percussion Ensemble (Bonnie Whiting, Chair of Percussion Studies and an Assistant Professor of Music, director) and UW Steel Band (Shannon Dudley, Professor of Ethnomusicology, director) present live-streamed and pre-recorded performances in their Spring 2021 virtual concert.

BOOK TALK | Vikram Prakash, “One Continuous Line: Art, Architecture and Urbanism of Aditya Prakash”

June 3, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Online via Zoom

The South Asia Center will host Professor of Architecture Vikramaditya Prakash to speak on his new book, One Continuous Line.

One Continuous Line explores the life, work, art and philosophy of Aditya Prakash, one of India’s early Modernist architects. Aditya Prakash belonged to the first generation of Indian modernists, a lodestar group of civil servants under Jawaharlal Nehru’s leadership immediately after Independence, at a time when the connectivity between city, citizen and nation seemed vibrant and expanding. Ignoring disciplinary boundaries, Prakash viewed all aspects of his work as multiple dimensions of a single quest—to understand the purpose of life, enjoy it, and to keep the interests of the poorest at heart. This is the “continuous line” and it represents an insight into Prakash’s philosophy in life and design. 

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Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity Annual Conference: Quarantining While Black

June 1-2 | Online

This year, as a continuation of the Interrupting Privilege Radical Listening project, the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity has been recording stories of Black community care during our dual pandemics. Please join them on Tuesday, June 1 from 9am-noon PT and Wednesday, June 2 from 3-7pm PT to radically listen to Black graduate students, police officers, clergy, retirees, and folks from all walks of life. They will share stories of Black joy, grief, resistance, self-to-community care, gentrification, and more.

Short Talks: Power

June 3, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Online

Join the UW Alumni Association as four storytellers — curated by representatives from UWAA’s Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) — use their voices to heal, transform, and celebrate the collective power of our BIPOC communities.

Colleen Echohawk
, former executive director, Chief Seattle Club; aspiring politician

Efrem Fesaha, owner, Boon Boona Coffee
Zynovia Hetherington, ’15, director, Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP) at UW School of Social Work
Luis Ortega, founder & director, Storytellers for Change

MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 29 – June 27 | Online 

Each year, the Henry Art Gallery presents the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. The 2021 presentation of this exhibition will include work by both 2020 and 2021 graduating students.

Looking for more?

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