ASAP flyer

Association for the Study
of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)

October 3-6, 2013, Wayne State University

“Learning from Oakland: Occupy Poetics”
“Learning from Berlin: Hybrid Strategies”
“Learning from Shanghai: Sinofuturisms”
“Site/Nonsite Detroit: A Reading”
[reading flyer here]

Curated by Barrett Watten

“Learning from Oakland: Occupy Poetics”
Thursday, October 3, 3:30-5:00 PM

Brian Ang, poet and editor, Oakland: “Assembling ARMED CELL: Post-Crisis Poetics” [link to ARMED CELL; essay on Oakland Occupy at Lana Turner]
Sara Larsen, poet and organizer, Oakland: “The Praxis of the Commons: Poetics, the Public School, and the Polis/ce of Oakland” [link to The Public School]
David Lau, poet and editor, UC Santa Cruz: “Poetics in a Wave of Struggles: Passages and Limits of Contemporary Bay Area Practices” [link to Lana Turner]

“Learning from Berlin: Hybrid Strategies”
Friday, October 4, 3:30-5:00 PM

Natasha K. Foreman, WSU: “Finding Berlin in Detroit Afrofuturist Musics”
Damir Cavar and Malgorzata E. Cavar, EMU: “Urban Fieldwork, Evolution, and Languages in Cities: Berlin and Detroit”
Uljana Wolf, poet and editor, Brooklyn/Berlin: “meine schönste lengevitch: Multi-language Poetics”

“Learning from Shanghai: Sinofuturisms”
Saturday, October 5, 3:30-5:00 PM

Jonathan Stalling, U Oklahoma: “Migrant Worker Poetry and the Poetics of China Megacities”
Matthew Hart, Columbia U: “Semicolonial Nostalgia: Shanghai’s Past and the Architecture of the Present”
Barrett Watten, WSU, “Global Conceptualism and the Poetics of Scale: Reading Ai Wei-wei and Cai Guo-Xi

“Site/Nonsite Detroit: A Reading”
Friday, October 4, 7:30-9:00 PM
The Welcome Center, Warren and Woodward Aves., Detroit

featuring Brian Ang / Sara Larsen / David Lau / Rob Halpern / Jonathan Stalling / Uljana Wolf / hosted by Tyrone Williams / curated by Barrett Watten

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Contact: Barrett Watten,

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