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GIDEST Seminar with Radhika Subramaniam

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

GIDEST Lab, UL 411 Room 411, 63 Fifth Avenue

This seminar is a discussion of pre-circulated material that can be found on the GIDEST website for attendees to view in advance.  

Radhika Subramaniam presents "Looking for Abu'l Abbas."

Radhika Subramaniam is a curator, editor and writer with an interdisciplinary practice, and a 2018-2019 GIDEST Fellow. Through exhibition, public art, and texts, she explores the poetics and politics of crises and surprises, particularly urban crowds, walking, cultures of catastrophe, art, and human-animal relationships. 

For her GIDEST Seminar, Radhika will be presenting on her ongoing project on a medieval elephant embassy. This work-in-progress draws on textual as well as ethnographic and embodied research in Germany, Italy, Tunisia, and India to tell the story—part animal biography, part narrative of migration and human-elephant relationships, and part quest—and to explore the fool’s errand as part of research.

This event is part of the bi-weekly GIDEST Seminars presented by the Graduate Institute of Design, Ethnography, & Social Thought at The New School.

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