GIDEST SEMINAR WITH TEDDY CRUZ AND FONNA FORMAN
FRIDAY MAY 12, 12:00-1:30 PM.
GIDEST LAB, ROOM 411, UNIVERSITY CENTER
63 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY
Please join us on Friday, May 12, for a discussion with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman of Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, the research-based political and architectural practice in San Diego investigating borders, informal urbanization, climate resilience, civic infrastructure and public culture. Cruz and Forman will discuss their work on “citizenship culture” at the United States- Mexico border, and the network of civic spaces they have co-developed with border communities to cultivate regional and global solidarities. They ask, in this increasingly walled world, and with the surge of anti-immigrant sentiment everywhere: can the idea of citizenship be recuperated for more emancipatory and inclusive democratic agendas?
Teddy Cruz (MDes Harvard University) is a Professor of Public Culture and Urbanization in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. Fonna Forman (PhD University of Chicago) is a Professor of Political Theory at the University of California, San Diego, and Founding Director of the UCSD Center on Global Justice. They lead a variety of urban research agendas and civic/public interventions in the San Diego-Tijuana border region and beyond. Their work has been exhibited widely, including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Das Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; M+ Hong Kong, the 2016 Shenzhen Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture, and representing the United States in the 2018 Venice Architectural Biennale. They have two new monographs: Spatializing Justice: Building Blocks and Socializing Architecture: Top-Down / Bottom-Up (both with MIT Press and Hatje Cantz); and the forthcoming Unwalling Citizenship (Verso).
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