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Radars & Fences III: Borders, Affect, Space


Event Time
Friday, March 12, 2010
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Institute for Public Knowledge
20, Cooper Square - 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003


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A symposium with Ricardo Dominguez & Amy Carroll, Teddy Cruz, Helga Tawil Souri, Laila el Haddad & Mushon Zer-Aviv.

Radars and Fences 2010 explores the production of the Israel/Palestine and Mexico/US borders, examining how they engage affects, bodies, and spatial scales. Despite their seemingly confounding specificities, Radars & Fences wishes to open up a dialogue between these disciplinary boundaries and across cultural and national borders in order to enable new terms of practical and political engagement. By bringing together researchers and practitioners from a plurality of backgrounds, Radars and Fences provides a cross-disciplinary and experimental platform whereby researchers, artists, journalists, and activists can negotiate new and critical


10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Marita Sturken, Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

10:15 – 10:30 am Conference Overview

Scott Selberg, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU

10:30 - 12:00 pm Presentations

Ricardo Dominguez & Amy Sara Carroll Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g lab. (Visual Arts, UCSD/CALIT2/University of Michigan).
"Transborder Immigrant Tool or Aesthetic Sustenance?: Off the Radar, On
the Fence."

Laila El Haddad & Mushon Zer-Aviv, Palestinian journalist and Israeli designer.
"You are not Here: A Tour of Gaza through the Streets of Tel Aviv."

12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch Break

1:15 - 2:45 pm Presentations

Teddy Cruz, Department of Visual Arts, UCSD.

Helga Tawil Souri, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU. "Israeli Air Power."

2:45 - 4:30 pm Long Table Discussion


Radars & Fences III is organized by Scott Selberg, Marco Deseriis, and Hatim El-Hibri, doctoral students in Media, Culture, and Communication.

Co-sponsorship by: the NYU Council for Media & Culture, the Hemispheric Institute, the Taub Center for Israel Studies, the Humanities Initiative
Grant-In-Aid, and the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.