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B. Stephen Carpenter and Lawrence Susskind at MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology

  • MIT Building 9-255 105 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139-4301 (map)
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Double Taking and Troublemaking: Socially Engaged Practice as Intentionally Disruptive Art
Lecture & Performance
Friday, October 6, 2017 / 2:00-4:00pm
MIT Building 9-255
Free and open to the public; registration encouraged.

B. Stephen Carpenter II, Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), and Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning in the Department for Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP), will combine art, science and social practice to demonstrate how to enhance sustainability through socially engaged art.

Carpenter joins an expansive roster of visiting artists in the visual and performing arts who have been engaged with the MIT community since the late 1960s.

Socially engaged art-making tactics can encourage the disruption of long-held cultural, social and historical assumptions. B. Stephen Carpenter II, Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP), seeks to challenge conventional social, cultural and visual assumptions of teaching, discussing, and owning segregationist practices. This public lecture and performance will encourage individual and collective interpretations as we situate visual arts practices of troubling and disrupting images within a discourse of resistance and desegregation.