Julietta Singh, "Dehumanist Nesting"

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7 - 8:30pm

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Julietta Singh

How can built environments reveal subjugated stories of the past? How are we affected by the historical traces and ghosts that linger in our dwelling places? How are race, gender, class, and disability embedded in architecture? How might we ultimately understand ourselves as artifacts of space and place as we make and tell histories otherwise? This meditation moves across various architectural sites to weave minoritized histories across time and space, using the figure of the nest as a dwelling place that resists the colonial force of history.  

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Julietta Singh is the author of three books: The Breaks (Coffee House Press, 2021), No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum Books, 2018), and Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism & Decolonial Entanglements (Duke UP, 2018). She is associate professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Richmond, where she teaches courses in decolonial studies, queer studies, and the ecological humanities.

The IDS public lecture series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding from the Robert Lehman Foundation. The IDS public lecture series is also made possible by generous support from the Open Society Foundations.

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