Platform 2016: Interventions in the Narrativization of the AIDS Crisis (CUNY)
Focusing on the period of 1981-1996, this conversation proposes to undo and to disrupt dominant and static narratives of the AIDS Crisis in favor of producing new approaches, through convening senior and junior scholars and archivists including Tara Burk (Art Historian, Rutgers University), Lesley Farlow (Performer, Choreographer, and Associate Professor of Theater and Dance, Trinity College), Thomas F. DeFrantz (Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies, Duke University), David Román (Professor of English and American Studies, USC), and Janet Werther (Dance Artist and PhD Student in Theatre, CUNY GC). Moderated by Jaime Shearn Coan (PhD Candidate in English, CUNY GC).
This is the first of two events produced in partnership with the Mediating the Archive Seminar, part of the Center for the Humanities’ Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research, to take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Organized by Jaime Shearn Coan, Danspace Curatorial Fellow and Janet Werther, CFH Research Fellow, with the assistance of faculty co-leaders Amy Herzog and Edward D. Miller.
Join the Center for Humanities, CUNY, for New Approaches to Narratives of the AIDS Crisis, a follow-up conversation on Friday, October 28 at 2pm.