Found Materials & Barren Spaces: Art Emerging from Border Regimes’ Erasures, Disappearances, and Displacements

Date / Time

November 18, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center and Gender and Women’s Studies for a presentation by UIC art history graduate student Sarah M. Ahmed.

The mechanisms of border maintenance in the U.S. and Israel necessitate the erasure of information, the disappearance of individuals, and the displacement of populations. This lecture will explore how dispossessed and dissident artists have used found materials to create new relational possibilities that allow them to resist the mandates of border violence.

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WLRC’s Feminisms Lunch Lectures series offers faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and activists an opportunity to present their projects, ideas and works-in-progress on a wide range of topics and engage participants in lively and provocative discussion. For 2021, WLRC is partnering with the Gender and Women’s Studies department to feature UIC graduate students whose current research, creative or community projects engage feminist movements and scholarship.

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