Come experience firefly magic and learn about the remarkably diverse lifestyles of these insects with Tufts Professor emerita Sara Lewis on Thursday, April 27th from 12-1pm. She will share lessons from her 30 years of experience in the field, including how fireflies evolved their light-producing talents, their reproduction, and how human activities are threatening to extinguish their bright lights. Join in person in the Curtis Hall Multipurpose Room (including free pizza!) or online at bit.ly/HOCU0427. This lecture is cosponsored by Tufts Environmental Studies Program & Biology Department.
Tufts’ Department of the History of Art and Architecture would like to invite you to, “Jacob Lawrence in Nigeria: Black Orpheus and the Mbari Club,” a lecture by Kimberli Gant, on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 5:30.
Harry Lee, Executive Director of the Abaarso School will be on-campus to share information about their teacher opportunities in Africa. The first students in Somaliland to matriculate to college in 30 years and attending major ivy league universities. Come and learn more about the school, the region, and the impact you can have with students. More information can be found at www.abaarsoschool.org
Students can access the event and information on Handshake here:
The Department of the History of Art and Architecture would like to invite you to a lecture by Dong-Ping Wong, ”Go Outside,” on Thursday, March 2nd at 5:30pm.
Dong-Ping Won is the Founding Director of Food New York, a design firm based in New York City. The studio focuses on designing environments, from ground-up structures to renovations to landscapes, all with the intent of transforming how people relate to the context, culture and resources around them.
On Feb. 23, Student Press Freedom Day, join The Tufts Daily in conversation with Jennifer Lord Paluzzi, editor in chief of the Concord Bridge. Jennifer Lord Paluzzi has extensive experience in local journalism in the greater Boston area. She started with the Boston Herald and transitioned from in-print news to digital editing with organizations like the Lowell Sun and Grafton Common before becoming the editor in chief at the Concord Bridge, a new nonprofit newspaper established in October 2022 that serves the town of Concord, Mass.
The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Tisch Library (Room 304). All are welcome!
32 VASSAR ST. Cambridge, MA Join in-person or online: www.gcws.mit.edu
Time and space, while often seen as linear and confined concepts, can be stretched, altered, and reconfigured. We move through time and space in fits & bursts; some ways of moving and being are deemed normative or “good” and brought to the forefront, while others might be marginalized and cast aside. Here, we instead cast aside normative ideas of time and and space to focus on how liberating the concepts of temporality and spatiality can help us imagine and create new futures, communities, and ways of being. This conference seeks to look at liberatory conceptions of spatiality and temporality, particularly in the contexts of racial justice, abolition, disability rights, queer/trans ecologies, human development, death studies and practices, embodiment, community building, and more.
How might liberation encourage, if not require, new orientations to the concepts of time and space? What is the messiness that exists in these spaces of creation?
Some questions the conference seeks to explore:
How can the temporality and spatiality of subcultures be used to assess political and cultural change?
How do space and spatiality construct belonging, community and identity? Reciprocally, how do the concepts of belonging, community, and identity impact and construct space and spatiality?
What does access and openness look like in truly liberatory spaces?
How do subcultures or ideological communities produce alternative temporalities and encourage imagination of how our futures can be different from chrononormativity?
How do crises change our understanding of longevity, liberation, and community?
What is the interplay between alternative and hegemonic norms of time and space?
We look forward to welcoming our many graduate student panelists, film makers, artists, and presenters!
For more information: https://www.gcws.mit.edu/gcws-events-list/liberating-temporality-spatiality
The Department of the History of Art and Architecture invites you to a lecture by Lauren Taylor, ”The Matter of Families: Exhibiting African Art and Kinship in Dakar, 1966” on Monday, October 31st 5:30pm.