Global Arts and Cultures

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Upcoming events

Rupa Marya | Deep Medicine and the Care Revolution

Virtual Lecture

Monday, October 10

The burning of our planet, the fracturing of societies and the unrelenting rise of chronic inflammatory illness have a common root cause. Physician, composer, author, mother and activist Rupa Marya will describe the damaging impact of modern socioeconomic forces on human bodies, the social body and the earth's body. Weaving together story, science, ecology, and medicine, Marya will share how a... read more

Lynnette Widder + Thad Russell | Conversations in Contemporary Design | Making Year Zero to Economic Miracle: Construction, Photography and Memoir in Architectural History Writing


Thursday, October 20

Bayard Ewing Building, Room 106

In celebration of the new book Year Zero to Economic Miracle by Lynnette Widder (RISD ARCH 1997-2012) with photographs by Thad Russell (RISD PHOTO), please join us for a conversation moderated by Eric Anderson (THAD) on what it means to write architectural history from the perspective of a designer, and what it means to collaborate across artistic disciplines. The author and photographer will be... read more

Anthony Acciavatti | Conversations in Contemporary Design: Seeing Like a Mudskipper


Friday, November 4


Braiding over a decade’s worth of archival research with fieldwork, this talk looks at the virtues of seeing like a mudskipper. Known as a fish that lives on land, mudskippers easily move between wet and dry conditions. Indeed, they are mud loving creatures. Seeing like a mudskipper entails attending to that limicole realm where water, sediment, and soil mix. In particular, the talk will focus on... read more

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