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.
“New Schools" begins from an important direction in contemporary art, work that adopts and transforms academic forms (lectures, seminars), structures (classrooms, libraries), and methods (especially archival research). The project is meant to bring the pedagogical experiments of the art world back into the university, by inviting artists to collaborate with Princeton faculty to create situations within the curriculum of particular Princeton classes, undergraduate and graduate. During the 2015-2016 academic year, five artists will be collaborating with five faculty members in scenarios of the partners’ devising. The results of the collaboration will be documented in the form of a short book of lesson plans, and whatever other records the collaborators decide to make.
February 11: Walkthrough (Part III). Walid Raad (The Atlas Group and Cooper Union School of Art). Continued from “Walkthrough, Part II this lecture will be an examination of the current investment in arts and culture in Arab cities such as Beirut, Doha, Cairo, Alexandria, Marrakech, Tangiers and the UAE.