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‘Wandering’ focus of roundtable

Published November 10, 2017

“Movement, Publics and Borders,” a roundtable discussion examining the theoretical, historical, social and political factors that intersect the concept of “wandering,” will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the UB Anderson Gallery.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is being held in conjunction with the “Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys, 1967-2017” exhibition currently on view in the Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place, off Englewood Avenue near the South Campus.

The roundtable will feature short presentations by four panelists, followed by a community-based conversation. Discussion will focus on the concept of “wandering” in the context of current U.S. politics and what organizers describe as “the multifaceted ways that borders cut, describe, negotiate and circumvent the movement of bodies.”

Serving as panelists are Rachel Adams, associate curator of the UB Art Galleries and curator of the “Wanderlust” exhibition; Millie Chen, professor in the Department of Art, whose work is featured in “Wanderlust”; Michael Rembis, associate professor in the Department of History and director of the Center for Disability Studies, College of Arts and Sciences; and Hershini Young, professor of black performance studies in the Department of English.