Events at The New School | March 2022
March is officially upon us, and The New School has a refreshing lineup of hybrid and online events for all to learn from and enjoy. From expert panels, performances, and programs, we hope you can join us in celebrating the work of our students, faculty, alumni, and more. You can also keep an eye on our events calendar so you’ll know when new events are added!
The Politics of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Online | Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 4:00PM to 5:30PM (EST)
Since Russia’s occupation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, the armed conflict in Ukraine has been simmering but the outbreak of all-out war on February 23 illustrates a new phase that holds devastating consequences for Ukraine and threatens to unravel security in Europe as well as challenged world order. Join us for a conversation that examines the current situation.
Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood — Threshold of Confinement: Art, Museums, and Prisons
Online | Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 5:00PM to 6:30PM (EST)
Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood is a writer, curator, and the inaugural James Weldon Johnson Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. She is a 2021 MacArthur Fellow and the author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (2020), winner of the National Book Critics Award in Criticism, the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize of the American Studies Association, the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, and both the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award in art history and the Frank Jewett Mather Award in art criticism from the College Art Association. She is also curator of the touring exhibition Marking Time, which debuted at MoMA PS1 in September 2020. Her other books are On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (2015) and Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness (2011). She is also co-editor of Aperture magazine’s “Prison Nation” issue, focusing on photography’s role in documenting mass incarceration, and co-curator of Aperture’s touring exhibition of the same name. Fleetwood has co/curated exhibitions and programs on art and mass incarceration at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, the Andrew Freedman Home, Aperture Foundation, Cleveland Public Library, Eastern State Penitentiary, MoMA PS1, Mural Arts Philadelphia, the Zimmerli Art Museum, and Worth Rises. Her work has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, NYPL’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, ACLS, Whiting Foundation, the Art for Justice Fund, Denniston Hill Residency, Schomburg Center for Scholars-in-Residence, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the NEH.
Transgender Psychoanalysis: Race, Class, and the Unconscious
Online | Thursday, March 3, 2022, 2:00PM to 4:00PM (EST)
This week the Gender and Its Discontents: The New School Gender and Sexuality Studies Institute spring speaker’s series features Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D. a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor, and recipient of the 2020 Sigourney Award for her clinical and scholarly work with Latinx and gender variant communities.
Her single-authored books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press: 2003) winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge: 2010) and Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference (Routledge: 2017).
Register for this event here. To register for other events in this series, click here.
Re:Frame. Interrogating Capitalism through Historical Narrative and Creative Practices
Online | February 25, 2022 — March 24, 2022
This year’s Stephan Weiss Lecture Series, presented by the School of Design Strategies, centers Raoul Peck’s four-part HBO documentary series, Exterminate All the Brutes. This year’s talks explore indigenous knowledge, interdependence, decolonizing futures and other approaches in challenging racist systems and institutional power. Through screenings and discussions, we collectively challenge dominant worldviews around colonialism, capitalism, business practices, and material inequities, asking how students, educators, designers, and business leaders can intervene in the stories, myths, frames, and systems that inform our practices and pedagogies. Moving beyond the rhetorical, the series challenges participants to identify concrete steps to transform and transition their own practices from the oppressive and exploitative to the equitable and just.
Please note the optional corresponding screenings will take place before each discussion and are open to the public. Participants from The New School will be able to screen the documentary asynchronously at any time during the Weiss Lecture series from February 25- March 24th via the links that will be sent to registered participants.
Learn more about this series here. Register for your programs of interest below:
Thursday, March 3: Challenging Institutional Power
Friday, March 11: Unlearning Imperialism, Decolonizing Futures
Thursday, March 24: Questioning Systems, Interdependence and Building Relationships
Senator Nina Turner and Angela Glover Blackwell in conversation with Melanie Hart
Hybrid | Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 7:00PM to 8:30PM (EST)
As part of the Milano School’s Henry Cohen Lecture Series and in honor of International Women’s Day, please join us for a conversation as these three dynamic leaders discuss and chart a more inclusive and just political economy.
Join Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and Bernie 2020 Campaign Co-Chair; Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence, PolicyLink, and the host of the Radical Imagination podcast; and
Melanie Hart, Senior Vice President for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice and Chief Diversity Officer, The New School.
The series is free and open to the public. Join us in person or online. All visitors to campus must provide proof of full vaccination with a booster on arrival to enter. Masks are required on campus at all times.
Afro-Asian Solidarity Politics
Online | Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6:00PM to 7:00PM (EST)
When 29 leaders from Africa and Asia met in Bandung in 1955, their purpose was to define a common vision of the postcolonial future, for their countries and the world. They constituted a coalition — The Third World — to pursue an agenda for a decolonized world order, with commitments to human rights, equality and self determination.
In this event, Christopher Lee will explore Afro-Asian solidarity politics (representing half of the world’s population), both historically and contemporary, including Bandung, the Non-Aligned Movement, New International Economic Order, the Right to Development, South-South cooperation, up and through COVID-19.
Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall: Singleton, Frank and Dawson
Alice Tully Hall | Sunday, March 13, 2022, 3:00PM to 4:30PM (EST)
After a two-year hiatus, the Mannes Orchestra returns to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Sunday, March 13 with a concert featuring three great works by BIPOC composers, including one US premiere, one New York premiere, and a rarely performed masterpiece.
The 2021/22 Season sees the orchestra return to the stage and features many exciting performances, collaborations, and projects, including performances at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, John L. Tishman Auditorium at The New School, appearances with the Mannes Opera at the Bank Street Theater and the Martha Graham Dance Company at New York City Center.
Tickets: $10 available from: lincolncenter.org, the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, or CenterCharge at 212.721.6500. Free for New School students, staff and faculty with ID at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office.
Online | March 18–19, 2022
School of Drama is proud to present a special opportunity to stream the BFA production of Matei Visniec’s Decomposed Theater directed by Ana Margineanu. Please register to receive the streaming link on March 18 at 7:30pm ET. You will have 24 hours to stream the production.
In a fragmented world, what remains? How much of ourselves, our memories, our souls, and our experiences will survive — and in what order? And how do we fit these pieces together? Using theatrical magic, Ana Margineanu and students from the New School’s BFA in Dramatic Arts have reassembled Matei Visniec’s Theatre Decomposed into an original confection that explores and celebrates the emergence of the human spirit even as the world has shattered all around us.
Philosophy Film Club: “Call Me By Your Name”
Online | Friday, March 25, 2022, 7:00PM to 10:00PM (EST)
The Philosophy Film Club presents “Call Me By Your Name” (dir. Luca Guadagnino), the final installment of the director’s “Desire” trilogy providing a “ravishment of the senses,” with pre- and post-film discussion facilitated by Tara Mastrelli.
In the spirit of community, TNS Philosophy Film Club invites you to the Spring 2022 screenings. Everyone with an interest in philosophy, film, and/or engaging with the meaning of what we experience through film is invited. Each screening will begin and conclude with a discussion facilitated by a member of the NSSR Philosophy Department.
The list above is just a sampling of what to look forward to this month. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our events calendar, as more events are added regularly.