November 9-11, 2012
Presented by the Graduate Student Initiative of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politic, Convergence 2012 brings together graduate students, professors, artists, and activists to think through diverse events of radical mobilization, from student protests and occupations to uprisings and insurrections. We will discuss different forms of embodiment that have developed around the reclaiming of public space, and the demand for economic, social, and political change. We will question the instrumentalization of technology as strategies of communication, organization and revolution. Generating a space to discuss contemporary notions of emancipation, liberation, revolution, occupation, geopolitics, “artivism,” and militant research, we will bring into dialogue the lived tensions of these concepts as they are enacted by bodies, in knowledge production, and in physical locations.
Presenters and participants from CSLC include Ana Lee, Seth Michelson, Jaclyn Simon, and Jack Halberstam.
CSLC is among the supporters of Convergence 2012.