Walls and Bridges

Cooper Union
Sun, 04/17/2011 (All day)

Redrawing Borders
Sunday, April 17th | 2:30pm | Round-table | The Cooper Union
With: Eric Chauvier, Serge Michel, Alex Waterman, Heriberto Yepez
Hosted by: Mónica de la Torre

Co-presented with BOMB Magazine and the Cooper Union

If borders intrinsically divide and separate, they also can be highly stimulating for the imagination. This panel will address how art, culture, intellectual trade and insights manage to negotiate, mitigate, and supersede borders. Serge Michel travelled the world documenting the Chinese expansion in Africa and reporting on the shift in Iranian society. Anthropologist Eric Chauvier defends the beauty he sees in often stigmatized peri-urban areas. Composer Alexander Waterman is the author of a new version of Perfect Lives by Robert Ashley, Vidas Perfectas, an opera in Spanish set on the border between Mexico and the USA. This border is the source of inspiration for Tijuana-based writer Heriberto Yepez, whose essays, fiction and poetry explore the many facets of their relationship between the two countries.

Tickets: Free
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