IHUM's sponsors and co-sponsors events that experiment in the ways the disciplines can talk together. We invite thinkers from across the intellectual landscape to imagine occasions that reinvent the traditional humanistic questions, while tweaking, transforming, occasionally forsaking the academic conventions of lecture and seminar. Our wager is that innovative interdisciplinary work emerges from challenges of representation as well as conception, output as well as input. Past events are documented in our archive in the hope that they may provide ideas and impetus for further explorations.
February 6-7: The Aesthetics of Information An afternoon symposium on new techniques and technologies of intellectual exchange: the experiences they offer, the experiences they represent, the experiences they displace; beauty in all, its costs and benefits.
November 18-22: This situation A work by Tino Sehgal, which brings together interpreters and visitors in a conversation, at once choreographed and spontaneous, about such questions as the aesthetics of existence and the movement from a society of lack to one of abundance.
November 21: Art and School With Asad Raza and a panel of scholars, critics, and current interpreters, a discussion of the place of This situation—its intellectual curiosities and its aesthetic principles—as alternative pedagogy in the context of the university.