In September 2019, the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design will host the New Media Caucus 2019 Symposium and Exhibition, Border Control. Symposium and exhibition events will take place in Ann Arbor at the Stamps School of Art and Design (2000 Bonisteel Blvd.) and Stamps Gallery (201 S. Division St.).
Borders and boundaries, both tangible and ephemeral, are closely tied to the ways in which humanity has always made sense of the world, and of its place in it.
Our current moment is one in which this certainty is being undermined as many borders are being challenged and contested.
Borders can be mental, physical, geographical, political, social, ethical, legal, economic, environmental, digital, real, imagined, visceral, and emotional.
How do you navigate borders in your own practice or research?
The New Media Caucus seeks to bring together artists and scholars to critically engage relevant topics.
Some of the processes calling contemporary borders into question are:
Registration is required to attend the Symposium. The deadline for registration is September 13, 2019.
Please also consider joining students, faculty and the Ann Arbor community for the Penny Stamps Speaker Series on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 19.