Emergency Response Studio Discussion and Desserts

paul-villinski-emergency-response-studioBy now, you’ve probably noticed the trailer, known as Emergency Response Studio,  in the CFA courtyard. And whether you’ve only seen it in passing or you’ve explored the whole exhibition, you’ve probably heard some buzzwords associated with it–“mobile artist’s studio,” “embedding in a post-disaster situation,” “sustainability,” and more.

Beneath all that, you’ve probably also heard (or been producing) rumblings like “elitist,” “privilege,” and “classist.”

Curator Nina Felshin and CFA Intern Alex Provo (me!) would like to invite you to take that rumbling and buzzing to the next level and participate in an informal discussion about the trailer, in the trailer, on Tuesday, September 29th at lunchtime. Bring your lunch, questions, comments, and thoughts. We’ll bring the dessert.

Why are we holding this discussion? At Wesleyan we have the opportunity to see great art in Zilkha not just once, but many times. Unlike an exhibition at a big museum, here you can revisit a show, pretty much whenever you want. This provides the opportunity to really think about what is being presented. Though it’s easy to make a quick, superficial judgment, at Wesleyan it’s also easy to examine in depth. That’s the idea behind this get together–a place where we can bounce ideas off each other and truly engage.

Date: Tuesday, 9/29
Location: CFA courtyard
Time: 12:15 pm

4 thoughts on “Emergency Response Studio Discussion and Desserts

  1. student

    Can you post like a transcript/summary of what went down, what questions were asked and how they were answered? I think it seems kind of silly that this thing was planted in our campus and information about it is basically restricted to us having to show up to one meeting to discuss it.

    If you want us to “really think about what is being presented” and to hedge “quick, superficial judgment” then I think there should be more readily available information about what is actually going on with this studio.

  2. student

    Can you post like a transcript/summary of what went down, what questions were asked and how they were answered? I think it seems kind of silly that this thing was planted in our campus and information about it is basically restricted to us having to show up to one meeting to discuss it.

    If you want us to “really think about what is being presented” and to hedge “quick, superficial judgment” then I think there should be more readily available information about what is actually going on with this studio.

  3. student

    Can you post like a transcript/summary of what went down, what questions were asked and how they were answered? I think it seems kind of silly that this thing was planted in our campus and information about it is basically restricted to us having to show up to one meeting to discuss it.

    If you want us to “really think about what is being presented” and to hedge “quick, superficial judgment” then I think there should be more readily available information about what is actually going on with this studio.

  4. student

    Can you post like a transcript/summary of what went down, what questions were asked and how they were answered? I think it seems kind of silly that this thing was planted in our campus and information about it is basically restricted to us having to show up to one meeting to discuss it.

    If you want us to “really think about what is being presented” and to hedge “quick, superficial judgment” then I think there should be more readily available information about what is actually going on with this studio.

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