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Welcome to Week B4 (aka, Week 7 for the rest of campus)
Meetings this week:
- Monday in MM200 – ID Card Required
- Wednesday @ SOA Galleries – ID Card Not Required
On Monday we’ll talk about:
- Architecture & Urban Planning
- a little bit of Ancient Roman Architecture
- Cities, Urban Planning, White Flight, Jane Jacobs
- Our Architecture Project
- 2 EC Opportunities
Wednesday at the SOA Galleries will be our usual Conversation with an SOA Artist.
Embrace your Other
I heard a great talk last week: Embrace Your Otherness by Catherine Berman, the CEO & Co-Founder of CNote. Check it out if you’re interested:
It’s Architecture Week in Art 110 this week! For our weekly Art Activity, you get to redesign The Wedge. Actually, we have 2 Wedges on campus, the Big Wedge, which you already know about, and the Art Wedge at building FA4. You get your choice of redesigning either wedge. First, a few thoughts about *Architecture & Urban Planning:
- The Column of Trajan & The Ara Pacis Museum
- Jane Jacobs
- Architecture Activity — full details
Little Boxes (Regina Spektor)
Pruitt Igoe (trailer)
Jane’s Walk (Adelaide)
Jane's Walk Highlights from Office for Design + Architecture on Vimeo.
@SOA Galleries as usual.
Or… there’s also an EC Opportunity from 4-6pm on Wednesday. If you want to do the EC, you can go to the galleries another time during the week (or just come a little early on Wednesday and do your Artist Conversation before the talk).
SOA Gallery Hours
- Sunday Opening 5-7pm
- Monday – Thursday: Noon-5pm
- Wednesday: Noon-7pm
Two EC Opportunities
EC #1: Confronting White Supremacy and Decolonizing the Middle Ages
This is a talk & discussion on Wednesday. You can attend, take some notes, take a photo, ask a question, and do a blog post.
- Event: Wed, March 7, 4-6 pm, Anatol Center
- EC: Up to +35 Points of EC
- Due: Blog Post by Sunday, March 11, 11:59pm
CSULB Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies
with the School of Art and Department of English
A presentation by Dorothy Kim, Vassar College
Confronting White Supremacy and Decolonizing the Middle Ages
In August 2017, the alt-right rallied at the University of Virginia. Not only did they murder Heather Heyer, but they did so carrying symbols, dressing up as, and organizing themselves in relation to images, symbols, and touchstones imagined as part of the medieval past. This talk will address how to confront white supremacy, particularly in relation to medieval studies. Decolonizing the Middle Ages is the best strategy to fight against the medieval past becoming the de facto historical period identified with white supremacy.
Dorothy Kim teaches Medieval Literature at Vassar College. She is co-editing A Cultural History of Race in the Renaissance and Early Modern Age (1350-1550) with Kimberly Coles (University of Maryland, College Park).
Roundtable Discussion to follow: Race and Racism in the Academy
- Dr. Dorothy Kim
- Dr. Justin Gomer (American Studies, CSULB)
- Dr. Ilan Mitchell-Smith (English, CSULB)
- Moderator: Dr. Heather Graham (Art History, CSULB)
EC #2 – Sketching Softball
Did you know that Art 110’s Katelyn Hanson is also #17 on the LBSU Women’s2 softball team? Their home season starts this week and…
If you recall, at the beginning of the class I talked about doing quick Gesture Sketches at sports events like Volleyball. So, why don’t we put the 2 together: we can support Katelyn and try some sketching at her game next Wednesday!
- Event: Wed, March 14, 2 pm, LBSU Softball Complex (students get in free!)
- EC: Up to +35 Points of EC
- Due: Blog Post by Sunday, March 18, 11:59pm
If you’d like to do this EC, just follow the directions for this sketching activity for up to +35 points of EC. Obviously, you’ll be doing this at Katelyn’s softball game, and not the Japanese Garden as listed on the sketching page, but otherwise you can do the same sketches.