Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kumru Toktamis' review of 'Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination' by Stefan Ihrig


Public Seminar has posted a review by our own Prof. Kumru Toktamis of Stefan Ihrig's book Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination.

....Ihrig, in his nuanced and detailed treatment of Nazi constructions of MKA shows that they might have misunderstood and fully ignored one of Atatürk’s main dictums “peace at home, peace abroad” (p.170) in their attempts to highlight his martial qualities for their own purpose and goals. Amidst his remarkable research on the Nazi war cries, crimes and consequences, it may so be that Ihrig himself might have neglected to see the cost and consequences of the kind of “peace” MKA had established for Turkey. Atatürk’s “peace at home” in practice was experienced as the criminalization of Kurds, Islamists, and any claim regarding Armenians, thus stifling public discourse and democratization for decades to come. But identifying the ills of the Atatürk’s regimes was not Ihrig’s task. Yet, anyone who is doing research to revise and reconsider Turkish official historiography still needs to engage with Ihrig’s discussion, as much as any student of nationhood, militarism and democracy.....

You can read the complete review here:
http://www.publicseminar.org/2014/12/review-ataturk-in-the-nazi-imagination/
Atatürk visiting Istanbul University after its reorganization with the University Law of May 31, 1933, that introduced mixed-sex education to the academies, colleges and universities in Turkey. © Unknown| forumex.net




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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

From Critical Moves to the Financialization of Life: A Symposium Celebrating the Work of Randy Martin. Friday, Dec. 12 at Pratt Institute



From 
Critical Moves 
to the
Financialization of Life

A Symposium Celebrating the Work of Randy Martin

DECEMBER 12, 11-2 PM 
Alumni Reading Room
Pratt Institute Library
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.
For maps and directions, scroll down or go to our RSVP page 

This symposium brings together a panel of distinguished speakers to explore the many areas of study that the work of Randy Martin has opened, as well as the vital role he has played in the establishment of Cultural Studies as an intellectually rigorous and politically committed pursuit. The first part of the symposium will focus on his work on dance and performance from a socially and politically engaged context both in the United States and in Latin America; and the second part will look at his innovative perspective on the study of the financial sector and, more specifically, of the derivative, which revitalizes Marxist critiques of contemporary capitalism by extending “cultural analysis” into modalities of interpretation and explanation of the “economic realm” – furthering in this manner, the project initiated by the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies. The wide-ranging, multidisciplinary constitution of the panel is as much a reflection as it is a testimony of the enormous conceptual wealth and depth of Randy Martin’s lifelong work.

Panel
Dance and Performance
Arjun Appadurai
(New York University)
Artistic Citizenship
Stanley Aronowitz
(CUNY Graduate Center)
Academic Labor, Marxism and Commitment
Ivan Zatz
(Pratt Institute)
The Financialization of Everyday Life
Cultures of Finance

Robert Wosnitzer
(New York University)
Cultures of Risk: From Skateboarders to Bond Traders
Working with Randy Martin, Sociologist


Dr. Martin holds degrees in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has studied, taught, and performed in dance, theater, and clowning in the United States and abroad. After his performing career, he proceeded to obtain a Ph.D. in Sociology, moving on to serve as Professor and Chair of Social Science at Pratt Institute; and then as Associate Dean of Faculty at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University. Currently he is Professor of Art and Public Policy and Director of the Graduate Program in Arts Politics at theTisch School of the Arts. In addition to this extensive academic teaching and administration, he was for many years Editor of the acclaimed cultural studies journal, Social Text. He is the author of Performance as Political Act: The Embodied Self; Socialist Ensembles: Theater and State in Cuba and Nicaragua; Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Politics; On Your Marx: Relinking Socialism and the Left; Financialization of Daily Life; and Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management. He has edited collections on U.S. Communism, sport and academic labor, including SportCult (with Toby Miller), Chalk Lines: The Politics of Work in the Managed University and most recently, Artistic Citizenship: A Public Voice for the Arts (with Mary Schmidt Campbell) and The Returns of Alwin Nikolais: Bodies, Boundaries, and the Dance Canon (with Claudia Gitelman). He has two forthcoming publications, The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics, to be released in December, and Knowledge LTD: Toward a Social Logic of the Derivative, to be released in April 2015.

“Randy Martin is an innovative scholar 

who navigates theory in cross disciplines 
of dance, economics, visual culture, 
marxism, humor and beyond. His 
intellectual influence has enlightened, 
expanded and deepened my artistic practice 
and research to a more profound place.”
Karen Finley
Arts Professor
Art and Public Policy
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
Please join us for this Symposium on the work of Prof. Randy Martin


This event is free and open to the public.

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Sponsored by 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SUST 405 Students Tour Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

In Carl Zimring's SUST 405 Production, Consumption, and Waste seminar, students analyze ways in which waste is created, defined, and managed in industrial society, and they create recommendations for improving problems with the waste stream.


The seminar includes discussions, research, readings, and site visits. This week, the students visited the Sims Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Sunset Park, where New York City's residential recyclables are sorted. 

In addition to being the conduit between household recycling and the industries that use the materials in manufacturing, Sims provides educational opportunities about both the facility and its processes. One room is an interactive exhibit where you can see which materials may turn into particular products. The exhibit contains several examples of clothes and goods comprised entirely of recycled material, useful for a course concerned with waste reduction.
After an introduction to the facility by Education Coordinator Eadaoin Quinn, the class took the walkway over to see materials arrive.
The MRF handles the approximately 19,000 tons of metal, plastic, and glass that NYC's Department of Sanitation collects from local households.
Once materials enter the facility, they are sorted by a combination of machinery and humans rapidly separating into separate streams of ferrous and nonferrous metals, various plastics, and clear and colored glass.
 The Sunset Park MRF opened in late 2013 after several years of design and construction. The result is aesthetically more pleasing than most MRFs, with decent amounts of natural light and ventilation, and less overwhelming odors and particulate matter than many. The logistics include over two miles of conveyor belts snaking through the sorting room.
Students were amazed at the scale of the facility, with the mountains of plastic bottles being processed. The waste stream revealed that the results of an earlier assignment prompting students to complete one week's personal waste inventory were representative, with packaging from food and beverages generating the bulk of the students' waste.
We then returned to the classroom to discuss the students' experiences, using the walkway with a view of Manhattan.
Watching the city's recyclables being sorted gives some perspective on the importance of design for recycling and waste reduction strategies, themes SUST 405 will continue to explore for the rest of the semester. The class thanks Eadaoin Quinn and Sims for providing us this educational opportunity. 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lecture: Gregory Donovan - Youth, Proprietary Media, & the Oligoptic City. Sept 30th

Youth, Proprietary Media, & the Oligoptic City 
Dr. Gregory Donovan 
Assistant Professor, New Media
Dept. of  Communication & Media Studies, Fordham University 

Tuesday September 30,2014
6 PM
ISC, room 101A  



Lecture sponsored 
by the 
Department of Social Sciences & Cultural Studies Pratt Institute











All are welcome!

Please contact 
ccahill@pratt.edu
for more information




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Friday, September 5, 2014

“QUESTIONING AESTHETICS”: A SYMPOSIUM - Pratt Institute

 
“QUESTIONING AESTHETICS”: A SYMPOSIUM
Friday-Saturday, September 19-20, 2014
Pratt Institute
Engineering 307
The symposium is free and open to the public.


Generously co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute, The School of Visual Arts, The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, The Edwin H. Case Chair in American Music at Columbia University, and Oxford University Press.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
9:30 AM-11:30 AM  
“Conceptualism, Conceptual Art, & Aesthetics”
Chair: Edward Dimendberg (UC Irvine)
Jacob Stewart-Halevy (Yale), Eve Meltzer (NYU), Jorge Otero-Pailos (Columbia)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM
“Aesthetic Computing, Digitization, & Data Visualization”
Chair: Daniel Herwitz (Michigan)
Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum), Boris Groys (NYU), Amber Frid-Jimenez (Emily Carr, Carr), Christopher Sula (Pratt)

3:30 PM-5:30 PM    
“Decolonizing Aesthetics, Migratory Aesthetics, & Diaspora Criticism”
Chair: Gregg Horowitz (Pratt)
Miguel Rojas-Sotelo (Duke), Chika Okeke-Agulu (Princeton), Karen Lang (Warwick), Brent Hayes Edwards (Columbia)
    
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
9:30 AM-11:30 AM 
“Participatory Aesthetics, Art, & Social Practice”
Chair: Catherine Soussloff (University of British Columbia)
Tom Huhn (SVA), Michael Kelly (UNC Charlotte), Mel Chin (North Carolina)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM   
“Race, Art, & Aesthetics”
Chair: Whitney Davis (Berkeley)
Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia), Monique Roelofs (Hampshire College), Paul Taylor (Penn State)

3:30 PM-5:30 PM  
“Improvisation, Embodiment, & Experimental Art”
Chair: George Lewis (Columbia)
Eva Diaz (Pratt), Carrie Noland (UC Irvine/Clark), Lydia Goehr (Columbia), Brian Kane (Yale)



For more information, please contact

Gregg Horowitz
Chair, Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute, 

Michael Kelly
Professor of Philosophy, 
University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 



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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Sustainability Studies Minor is Growing.

It's the beginning of another new academic year at the Pratt Institute, and the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies is pleased to announce that the Minor in Sustainability Studies is growing. The minor deepens the understanding of the interdisciplinary approach to sustainable environmental, economic, and social practices, providing students with a broad understanding of the complex interrelationships between humans and ecosystems and the best practices for protecting environmental quality and fostering social equity.

The minor can be combined with any undergraduate major and requires the completion of 15 credits approved in Sustainability Studies. This fall, students may take the required SUST 201 The Sustainable Core either Monday afternoons 2-4:50 with Carl Zimring or Wednesday evenings 5-7:50pm with Jen Telesca. Bowing to demand, this is the first term in which we offer two sections of the core course. (Jen Telesca also offers a SS 490 Special Topics seminar entitled The Global Ocean this term. Students may petition to count it for credit in the minor.)

We are also offering a larger range of elective options within the minor. Effective immediately, students may count CM 446 Sustainable Construction Management, HMS 493 Ecopoetics, and SS 411 Concepts of Materiality as electives for the minor. The list of courses students may now use for the minor now includes:

SUST 201 The Sustainable Core (3 credits, required)
MSCI 270 Ecology (3 credits, required. May substitute MSCI 271 or MSCI 280)
CM 446 Sustainable Construction Management (3 credits, elective)
SUST 401 Power, Pollution, and Profit (3 credits, elective)
SUST 405 Production, Consumption, and Waste (3 credits, elective)
PHIL 356 Environmental Ethics (3 credits, elective)
HMS 493 Ecopoetics (3 credits, elective)
INT 332 Environmental Theory (2 credits, elective)
IND 487 Sustainability and Production (2 credits, elective)
SS 411 Concepts of Materiality (3 credits, elective)
MSCI 426 Toxics in the Environment (1 credit, elective)
MSCI 438 Chemistry of Modern Polymeric Materials (3 credits, elective)

We intend to add more elective options to the minor later this year. To register for the minor, or for any questions on these courses, please contact the coordinator Carl Zimring at czimring@pratt.edu or your academic advisor.



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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Prof. Lisabeth During, Our New Coordinator for Critical and Visual Studies!


Critical and Visual Studies
         the Liberal Arts Major at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y
.


This summer brings a new phase in the major with the launching of our revised curriculum.  It also brings a change of Coordinator for the major.  We are delighted to announce that Lisabeth During, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies is our new Coordinator.  Below are messages from Department Chair Gregg Horowitz and from Ric Brown, who is stepping down announcing the changing of the guard in our B.A. major. Expect more from Lisabeth in this space soon as she settles into her new duties and inaugurates an exciting period in the development of the liberal arts at Pratt Institute!



New Coordinator for Critical and Visual Studies!

Hello All,

I'm writing today to let you know that Ric Brown has decided, in consultation with me, to hand  over the reins of the Critical and Visual Studies BA program. Although I had imagined Ric would continue as Coordinator until the end of next year, he judged that, having shepherded (and at times muscled) the new structure of the program through the many levels of curricular review (in addition to reviews at the departmental, school, and Institute level, the new BA also had to win NY State Education Department approval), the time was ripe for a new coordinator to welcome the first class of students into the new program.

The new Coordinator of Critical and Visual Studies, starting July 1, is Lisabeth During. In conversations with me and Ric, Lisabeth has already proved a fount of new and exciting ideas for enhancing the student experience in the program and the department, as well as at Pratt more generally. I am eager to work with Lisabeth to open doors for our students to take minors in other departments at Pratt, develop a refreshed SSCS speakers series that will be keyed to the needs and interests of our BA students, and enable our students to make effective use of the resources of the Institute, Brooklyn, and New York City. Katie Kelley will continue to serve as the Assistant to the Coordinator, and Ric has graciously volunteered to serve as an informal advisor during Lisabeth's first term in the post. I know that Lisabeth will also be calling on all of you to help her launch the new program smoothly and successfully.

Let's all offer our best wishes to Lisabeth as she takes on her new responsibilities, and thank Ric for his heroic efforts to reinvigorate Critical and Visual Studies, the Liberal Arts BA at Pratt.

Best,
Gregg    

Gregg M. Horowitz, Chair
Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718-399-4427



Welcoming Lisabeth During as your new Coordinator of the B.A. in Critical & Visual Studies!

Greetings all,
After much thought, I have decided that this is an auspicious moment to step down as Coordinator of the Critical & Visual Studies major.  I am delighted to tell you that as of July 1st, stepping into the Coordinator position will be Lisabeth During, who many of you may already know from your courses or department events.

In the last 3 years your faculty and Gregg Horowitz, the Chair of the department, have succeeded in reshaping the curriculum so that the major can thrive well into the future.  But now that phase is over, and Lisabeth is the person to lead the major in to the next era.  Katie Kelly, who all of you know, will continue on assisting Lisabeth, which is very nice news for all.  I will also be advising Lisabeth over the Fall as she settles into the position and so the transition should be a smooth one for all concerned.  I should add that it has been a great pleasure working with Gregg these 3.5 years.  Of course, it is only as it should be that we have not always agreed, but our few disagreements were always collegial and ultimately productive and positive.  Much of the success of the major over these past few years results from his being department chair.

Of course, I am simply returning to being a FT faculty member in the department, so actually I might be more accessible than ever before -- well, after the Fall, when my son's high school search is over -- and another plus is I get to shorten my email signature. So no need for farewells, simply have a good summer and see you around in the Fall and after.  In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any questions or welcome Lisabeth yourself at during.lisabeth@gmail.com

Cheers,
Ric

And of course, it is always appropriate to finish with a song about the history of Cultural Studies:
http://youtu.be/j70Bg19AAzU?t=32s

-- -----
B. Ricardo Brown, PhD
Professor of Social Science and Cultural Studies

Coordinator, B. A. in Critical & Visual Studies
Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies,
Pratt Institute
http://www.pratt.edu/academics/liberal_arts_and_sciences/critical_visual_studies/
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Twitter: @PrattCVStudies
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrattCriticalAndVisualStudies
Blog: http://pratt-critviz.blogspot.com/
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Critical and Visual Studies
         the Liberal Arts Major at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Senior Thesis Awards in Critical & Visual Studies

2014 SENIOR THESIS AWARDS

This year we had a great selection of excellent student work, which made the selection process more difficult than perhaps ever before.  After much deliberation, the faculty of the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies voted to give the following awards to our graduating seniors:


Honors with Distinction
(The highest award from the faculty.  In recognition of outstanding research and writing)

Robert Hoffman
Towards a Normative Conception of Depressive Symptomatology

 

Honors
(A thesis that was the top runner-up for the highest award.)
 
Chelsea Lorraine Proctor
Re-Imagined South Korean History: Women, Dramas, and the Emerging Digital Discourses of National Identity

 

Research and Methodology
(A work that demonstrates a strong commitment to social scientific or critical social research.)

Alexandra Montane
Post-Revolutionary Cuba through the Lens of the New Cuban Art


 

Foundation for Graduate Work  
(Works that provide a foundation for further study in graduate school)

Samantha Maldonado
Creation and Becoming: Toward the Affirmative in the Photography of Francesca Woodman

Fernando Ortiz
Quisqueya Verde: Sustainable Development and the Dominican Republic

Giaovanna Querci
Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Miley Cyrus: Investigating the Potential for Radical Feminist Pop Stars

Minna Son
Taike: Hybrid Cultural Identity as Continued Resistance to Colonial Power
David Stein
Multitude and Identity:A brief analysis of the Autonomist Multitude concept through selected works of Paolo Virno, Franco Berardi, Ernst Jünger, and Alain de Benoist


Faculty Recognition 
(Works that deserve recognition because of their originality, engagement with the materials, or level of critique, but unfortunately were not selected for one of the other categories due to the limited number of possible candidates.)
 
Michael Cote
Heart of Broken Glass: The Aura of Debbie Harry

Sarah Gordon
Looking at Food Inequity in Bedford Stuyvesant; An Asset Based Community Development Approach

Angelica Maldonado
Victim or Survivor: Social Construction of Race and Disaster in the Aftermath of Katrina and Sandy

Grace Myers
Indo-Chic: Consuming India in America


Congratulations to one and all and while we will miss you, we look forward to all of your accomplishments and adventures to come!



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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pratt's Sustainability Studies minor concludes its first year.


Last May, Pratt's undergraduate catalog officially added the minor in Sustainability Studies, meaning the program has officially concluded its first year in operation.  It has been a productive year, with heavily enrolled sections of SUST 201 The Sustainable Core, as well as elective seminars such as SUST 405 Production Consumption & Waste and SUST 401 Power Pollution & Profit.  By February, the number of electives in the minor had expanded to include offerings in SSCS, Math & Science, Interior Design, Industrial Design, and Construction Management.  (Click here for a complete list of courses approved in the minor.)

Sustainability courses included explorations of the urban environment.  In September, students in SUST 405 Production Consumption & Waste canoed the Gowanus Canal. After a discussion of the area's history, we entered the water and began paddling up to the northern terminus of the canal before turning south and exploring the foliage, animals, and businesses that call the canal home.  Our journeys revealed floating garbage and the smell of sulphur, but also swimming fish and fishing birds, scrap metal and concrete production alongside flora, fauna, and even some artwork.


In February, students in SUST 401 Power, Pollution & Profit took a tour of Pratt's historic power plant.  Chief engineer Conrad Milster guided the tour, recounting the long history of powering the institute.  

Students in Sustainability Studies courses also toured Newtown Creek, participated in Pratt's Sustainability Crash Course and Green Week, participated in lectures from faculty in SSCS, Math & Science, Industrial Design, Humanities & Media Studies, and interned with the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies.  

2014-15 promises to be an even bigger year in the Sustainability Studies program, as the fall semester includes two sectors of SUST 201 (Mondays 2pm with Carl Zimring and Wednesdays 5pm with Jennifer Telesca) and additional elective options we will share once they are official.  If you are a Pratt Institute student interested in the minor, or in registering for sustainability courses, please contact School of Liberal Arts and Studies Academic Advisement Coordinator Erich Kuersten (ekuerste@pratt.edu) to discuss the possibilities.


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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jennifer Telesca joins Social Science and Cultural Studies faculty, will teach Sustainable Core and Global Ocean courses Fall 2014


Jennifer E. Telesca will join the Pratt Institute in fall 2014 as Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice in the Department of Social Science and Culture Studies. Her research examines the tension between marine conservation and the global commodities trade, and asks for whom are the oceans governed. Her dissertation, Red Gold: On the Global Politics of Regulating Marine Life is based on three years of ethnographic research about the management of the prized bluefin tuna by a treaty body known as the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), where she is an accredited observer. A chapter in the edited volume, The New Public Good: Affects and Techniques of Flexible Bureaucracies (Berghahn forthcoming) details some findings. Her work on the concept of “visual citizenship” recently appeared in the journal, Humanity. Telesca holds dual Master’s degrees in Law and Society (NYU) and in Anthropology (UConn-Storrs). She earned her PhD in January 2014 from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU.

This fall, Professor Telesca's courses include a section of SUST 201 The Sustainable Core meeting Wednesdays at 5pm, and a SS490 course The Global Ocean that relates to the themes described above.  Students interested in registering for these courses may contact Liberal Arts Advisor Erich Kuersten for more information (ekuerste@pratt.edu).



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