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Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power


  • David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)
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Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power will be a two-day symposium organized by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative at UC Berkeley, from April 17th to 18th 2019 at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley. Following the principles of the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, our symposium seeks to bring together not only scholars, but practitioners, activists and artists to think about monuments, memorial landscapes, iconoclasm, mediums and materiality, as well as memory politics and power from the unique interdisciplinary standpoint that this platform provides. The symposium will consist of four panels: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium and Power.

Symposium Participant: Paul Farber, Artistic Director, Monument Lab

Other Participants and Speakers: Austin Allen (Design Jones LLC/Louisiana State University), Jason Berry (Investigative Reporter and Author), Onder Celik (John Hopkins University), Irene Cheng (California College of the Arts), Michael Deal (UC Berkeley), Hans Van Houwelingen (Artist), Anne Fuchs (University College Dublin), Zainabu Jallo (University of Bern), Cecilia Järdemar (Konstfack University in Stockholm), Lauren Kroiz (UC Berkeley), Kristina Leko (Berlin University of the Arts), Camille Mathieu (University of Exeter), Judith Mirkinson ("Comfort Women" Justice Coalition), Sue Mobley (Paper Monuments, Tulane University), John Pinto (Princeton University), Marita Sturken (New York University), and Kristi Wilson (Soka University of America).