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"Carceral Aesthetics" - Nicole R. Fleetwood & Jennifer C. Nash

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, 3127, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Mishana Garschi   (847) 467-7114

Group: Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
African American Studies Department
The Latina and Latino Studies Program
Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
Religious Studies Department
Center for African American History (CAAH)

Category: Academic


The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents: "Carceral Aesthetics" a lecture by Nicole R. Fleetwood (Rutgers) moderated by Jennifer C. Nash (Northwestern).

The event will take place on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 5:15pm in McCormick Foundation Center 3127.


Fleetwood explores various aesthetic practices of incarcerated artists in U.S. prisons. Her presentation considers how furtive planning an collective tactics of appropriating items owned by the state and claiming state resources and spaces are maneuvered to make art. She focus on how artists mix and create color; aestheticize legal documents; and use their prison indexes to make art. Fleetwood calls these numerous and overlapping aesthetic and political practices “carceral aesthetics.”



Co-sponsored by: Department of African American Studies | Center for African American History | Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities | Program in American Studies | Department of Anthropology | Department of Art History | Asian American Studies Program | Comparative Literary Studies Program | Department of Communication Studies | Critical Theory Cluster | Department of English | Gender & Sexuality Studies Program | Latina & Latino Studies Program | Department of Philosophy | Department of Religious Studies | The Sexualities Project at Northwestern | Department of Sociology | The Graduate School | TGS Academic Affairs

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