Transculturalism: The Space in Between
Amelia Jones, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Behnaz Farahi
In this panel discussion Amelia Jones (USC); Krzysztof Wodiczko (Harvard GSD), Behnaz Farahi (CSULB) are discussing "Transculturalism: The Space in Between". As utopian fantasies of "global" interconnectedness fade on relation to a global pandemic and burgeoning nationalisms, it is important to develop strategies to foster a sense of inclusion and overcome a culture of exclusion. This panel discussion addresses what role might art and design play to maintain a sense of transculturalism and how they might allow us to see things differently.
Panel: Surveillance, Gaze and Ways of Seeing
Lauren McCarthy, Memo Akten, Behnaz Farahi
In this panel discussion, Behnaz Farahi, Lauren Lee Carthy and Memo Akten are discussing the notion of "gaze", "ways of seeing" and "surveillance" in the context of this group exhibition.
Krzystof Wodiczko, Behnaz Farahi, Memo Akten, Lauren Lee McCarthy (US)
This exhibition examines how different strategies of the ‘gaze’ could be used to undermine various forms of power structure and promote different forms of resistance. It does so by displaying either exhibits illustrating the gaze and voices of marginalized groups, or projects exploring how literal masks might hide or reveal identities. The idea is to use art and technology in combination with critical thinking to convey a powerful political message.