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Nitin Sawhney is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. As a human-centered design researcher he examines the critical role of technology, civic media, and urban interventions in crisis and contested spaces. Nitin engages user experience design, participatory action research, sensory ethnography, and multi-modal (speech/audio) approaches for complex contexts of human-machine interaction. Nitin has recently been conducting research at the intersection of AI and HCI for real-time news as well as humanitarian and crisis situations. http://www.NitinSawhney.org

Impromptu Interview with Daniel Velasquez at the Gallery

As I stopped by the gallery for our Guatemala Después​ exhibition today, I found a young man intently gazing at the timeline for quite a while. I decided to approach him and ask about why he was there and what he thought of the exhibit. It turns out that he’s a Guatemalan living in New York. You can hear my impromptu interview with Daniel Velasquez here; it was quite moving hearing from him about his experience.

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Event: How to Curate Art in the Public, Sept 8th, 2014

PROTEST, PICNIC, POIESIS: How to Curate Art in the Public with KAREN VAN DEN BERG

Monday, September 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

The Bark Room (Orientation Room), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

2 West 13th Street, Room M101, New York, NY 10011

PROTEST, PICNIC, POIESIS: How to Curate Art in the Public with KAREN VAN DEN BERG

The current debate about public art is dominated by terms and concepts such as the right to the city, local knowledge and social engagement.  Consequently, collaborative or collective modes of production have become more important and the articulations of protest culture, collaborative art projects and Street Art have taken on a new significance. 

In the context of this changing background, Karen van den Berg, professor and chair of Art Theory and Curating, Zeppelin University, Germany will share some thoughts about how to shape policy and curate art in the public sphere today.

Co-sponsored by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and the Fine Arts Program, School of Art Media and Technology.