TODAY at 5:15 pm in the WES Room, Worner Center

Architectural Taxidermy, Haraway’s Implosion Method & Full-Scale Drawings

In 2014 anthropologist Joe Dumit published “Writing the Implosion” in which he articulates a teaching-practice developed by Donna Haraway. An implosion examines the cultural strings knotting things, stories, and places – binding, for instance, your white-cotton t-shirt with plantation agriculture and posters of James Dean. As Dumit points out, Haraway’s implosion method reveals how deeply entangled we are with a dangerous world and in so doing produces a strong feeling of discomfort. This lecture will consider what kinds of questions it becomes possible to ask when feminist cultural studies implodes the work of architecture. By examining a series of full-scale drawings, I will offer a theoretical position replacing “agency” with “comfort” as a guiding concept to make sense of the world. Following Sara Ahmed and others, we’ll consider the “room-making devices” that produce worlds more comfortable for some than others.

Sponsored by the Art Department and The Conway Family Design Research Fund

Posted by kbritton@coloradocollege.edu for the November 11, 2019 digest.

No plans for the Thanksgiving break? What better place to be thankful than in the most beautiful places in the US? Join us as we journey through the US Southwest and admire its beautiful canyons and deserts. Between Nov. 22-30 we will be car camping, hiking, road tripping, canyoneering (no previous experience necessary), and soaking in hot springs! We will also celebrate Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) be preparing an awesome meal outside! Price: $140. Spaces are limited, sign up at: apps.ideal-logic.com/ccoe?key=29L66-D685_K9KH-5PTF_87b7105b A huge shout-out to the Outdoor Education Center, Campus Activities, the Butler Center, and the Center for Global Education & Field Study for making this trip and all the awesome opportunities possible! Questions? Contact student leaders, Ula (u_adamska@coloradocollege.edu) and Jerrica (j_bauer@coloradocollege.edu).

Posted by u_adamska@coloradocollege.edu for the November 11, 2019 digest.

NEW TIME & LOCATION

Architectural Taxidermy, Haraway’s Implosion Method & Full-Scale Drawings

5:15 pm, Monday, November 11th | WES Room, Worner Center

In 2014 anthropologist Joe Dumit published “Writing the Implosion” in which he articulates a teaching-practice developed by Donna Haraway. An implosion examines the cultural strings knotting things, stories, and places – binding, for instance, your white-cotton t-shirt with plantation agriculture and posters of James Dean. As Dumit points out, Haraway’s implosion method reveals how deeply entangled we are with a dangerous world and in so doing produces a strong feeling of discomfort. This lecture will consider what kinds of questions it becomes possible to ask when feminist cultural studies implodes the work of architecture. By examining a series of full-scale drawings, I will offer a theoretical position replacing “agency” with “comfort” as a guiding concept to make sense of the world. Following Sara Ahmed and others, we’ll consider the “room-making devices” that produce worlds more comfortable for some than others.

Sponsored by the Art Department and The Conway Family Design Research Fund

Posted by kbritton@coloradocollege.edu for the November 10, 2019 digest.

Asian-American & Pacific Islander Studies Courses offered from Block 4 to Block 8

Block 4:

Introduction to Asian American Literature

Japanese Americans During World War II

Block 5:

Introduction to Asian American Studies

Block 7:

Asian Settler Colonialism

Define American: Multiethnic Literature of the U.S.

Block 8:

War and its Afterlives in Asian American Family

Art and Activism: Experimental Methods of Scholarship

Read more: Course Descriptions and Faculty Bios

Posted by echan@coloradocollege.edu for the November 10, 2019 digest.

Learn how culture affects psychology and engage in a comparative study of cultural effects. Fulfills psychology major, general education (social inequality or global cultures), and Peace Corps Prep program requirements.

PY116/PA200 Cultural Psychology and PY408 Topical Seminar: Cultural Psychology

Course Dates: June 7-30, 2020

Course Application: Accepting applications now. Email Professor Emily Chan to get on the list echan@coloradocollege.edu

Financial Aid: Application window October 31 – December 2 on Summit applications page

Course Descriptions

PY116/PA200: Cultural Psychology. Introduces students to the theories and methods of studying culture and psychology. Focus is on psychological research that links culture to mental processes and the comparative study of cultural effects. Several topics are covered: development and socialization, self and personality, diversity and multicultural ideologies, ethnic and racial identities, bi/multiculturalism and intersectionality, stereotyping and bias, enculturation and acculturation, intergroup contact, motivation, cognition and perception, judgement and decision making, close relationships, emotion and mental health, and morality and justice.

PY408: Topical Seminar: Cultural Psychology. An in-depth consideration of the theories, methods, and the contemporary debates of studying culture and psychology. In addition to building a foundation of research that links culture to mental processes and the comparative study of cultural effects, student will have additional workshops to study details of cultural psychology methodologies, and will propose an empirical research project in cultural psychology, apply for ethics approval, and begin to collect preliminary data. Additional research trips with local researchers in cultural psychology to learn about current research and explore potential for collaborative empirical research.

Posted by echan@coloradocollege.edu for the November 10, 2019 digest.

On December 6th, millions of young people around the world will be walking out of school to protest our governments’ complete disregard for our future.

With the consequences of climate change becoming ever more clear and dire with each passing day, a new powerful wave of the climate movement has been swelling up over the last couple of years. We need everyone to stand with the movement and show their support for climate action.

Pledge to join the Colorado Springs Strike here (tiny.cc/strike1206) and follow the strike facebook event (nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fevents%2F1897481583731356&data=02%7C01%7CStudentDigest%40coloradocollege.edu%7Cdda1e98173c24cfb70fb08d764dea672%7Ccfc7b1…) to learn more about how to get involved!

Posted by j_hannebert@coloradocollege.edu for the November 9, 2019 digest.

Please help us out by taking a survey for a statistics class! The survey will take fewer than five minutes and is entirely anonymous. Thanks!
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Posted by j_hanafee@coloradocollege.edu for the November 9, 2019 digest.