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In this talk, The Afterlife of Soil, Christina Sharpe will think about wakes, slavery museums and memorials, about soil and dust. In order to do this she will turn to, among other sites, The Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Legacy Museum from Slavery to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama. She will also look to the work of two Black women visual artists Simone Leigh and Torkwase Dyson.

date
16/05/2019
time
20:00 – 21:30
language
English
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite. Please note: Het Nieuwe Café is in transition. The Thursday Bite will be served on a different place in Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

16:00-19:00 Cafe Roterodamum

19:00-21:00 Night Shift 'Can the museum be everyone's friend?

20:00-21:30 Beyond the Cover: Housing

 

 

location

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam

entrance

This is a free event for which you do not have to buy a ticket in advance. But be there in time, full = full 

Christina Sharpe

Christina Sharpe is a Professor at York University, Toronto in the Department of Humanities and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto in the Faculty of Community Services. She is the author of two books: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016) (named by the Guardian and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award) and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (2010), both published by Duke University Press. She is currently working on a monograph: Black. Still. Life.

Reading Room

The Reading Room is a series of evenings dedicated to the act of collective reading. It is a place to decipher and interpret the world with its countless languages and systems, including phenomena that by their ubiquity evade investigation. Led by an artist, researcher or designer, a small audience will reflect upon a concept, a text, an object or an image. The Reading Room is a space for intimate, provocative conversations. It is a place for creative confusion and sometimes even frustration, in which speakers and audience are not looking for concrete solutions but for higher resolutions. Subjects in previous Reading Rooms include exhibition, surveillance, migration, liquidity, museum, insecurity.

Thursday Bite

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will a light vegetarian meal. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.70 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.

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Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.