First Fall event of the Amatryx Gaming Lab & Studio—a welcome back game night and info session.
Amatryx Gaming Lab & Studio (AGLS) is a lab in the Department of Media Study at University at Buffalo dedicated to gaming, virtual reality, social justice, and community storytelling projects. The lab combines cutting edge research on games, culture, and narrative with development projects in analogue, digital, and virtual reality games.
Amatryx is committed to the diverse exploration of social justice narratives with intersectional queer and feminist values, such as antinormativity, relationality, coalitionality, and resistance. Here we think critically about play and narrative as means for imagining more equitable and transformative futures. They strive to act ethically and with integrity as they interact with and empower their members and the communities they aim to serve.
Buffalo architect Louise Blanchard Bethune, FAIA, was the first professional woman architect in the United States and – despite popular opinion- a feminist. Join Bethune biographer Kelly Hayes McAlonie as she brings this Gilded Age icon to life.
Admission: Members: Free, Non-Members: $5.00
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Silvia Federici Author and American Activist
September 22, 2022
509 O'Brian Hall
3:30 - 5:00 pm (EDT)
- Reception to follow -
(In person and Zoom)
Silvia Federici is one of the key figures among the group of feminists that spurred the new radical theorizing of social reproduction in the 1970s. In her keynote address, Federici will discuss the enduring relevance of social reproduction and how the theorizing of contradictions in this terrain are necessary for social movements dedicated to reorganizing everyday life and creating non-exploitative social relations.
About the Book:
At a time when we are witnessing a worldwide expansion of capitalist relations, a feminist rethinking of Marx’s work is vitally important. In Patriarchy of the Wage, Silvia Federici, bestselling author and the most important Marxist feminist of our era, asks why Marx's crucial analysis of the exploitation of human labor was blind to women’s work and struggle on the terrain of social reproduction. Why was Marx unable to anticipate the profound transformations in the proletarian family that took place at the turn of the nineteenth century creating a new patriarchal regime? Patriarchy of the Wage does more than just redefine classical Marxism. It is an urgent call for a new kind of radical politics.
Get 25% discount with using the code: Silvia for any of Federici's title books at https://pmpress.org/.
This event is also cosponsored by the UB Department of Philosophy and the Arts Management Program.
Author and Associate Profesor at the UB Arts Management Program
September 23rd, 2022
3:30 - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Hybrid - 509 O'Brian Hall / Zoom
Katja Praznik is the author of Art Work: Invisible Labour and the Legacy of Yugoslav Socialism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021). She teaches courses related to the political economy of the arts, cultural policy, and research in the field of arts management. Praznik holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Ljubljana. Her work and research is dedicated to demystification of creativity as a form of labor and on historical and contemporary implementation of labor rights discourse and fair payment practices in the arts, cultural policy and arts management. She also focuses on the legacy of Yugoslav socialism, neoliberal destruction of the welfare state regimes as well as on issues of invisible labor and social reproduction.
This Book Launch is part of Gender Institute's Social Reproduction Theory Lecture Series, sponsored by The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy.
About the Book:
In Art Work, Katja Praznik counters the Western understanding of art – as a passion for self-expression and an activity done out of love, without any concern for its financial aspects – and instead builds a case for understanding art as a form of invisible labour. Focusing on the experiences of art workers and the history of labour regulation in the arts in socialist Yugoslavia, Praznik helps elucidate the contradiction at the heart of artistic production and the origins of the mystification of art as labour.
This profoundly interdisciplinary book highlights the Yugoslav socialist model of culture as the blueprint for uncovering the interconnected aesthetic and economic mechanisms at work in the exploitation of artistic labour. It also shows the historical trajectory of how policies toward art and artistic labour changed by the end of the 1980s. Calling for a fundamental rethinking of the assumptions behind Western art and exploitative labour practices across the world, Art Work will be of interest to scholars in East European studies, art theory, and cultural policy, as well as to practicing artists.
Get 25% discount on Katja's book using the code: ArtWork25 and ordering through University of Toronto Press.
Saturday, Sept. 28-29 | UB Buffalo Room & the Anderson Gallery Seminar Room
The Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis & Culture and the Melodia E. Jones Chair, Anne E. Berger presents the Full Speech in the Present Symposium.
In this symposium, eight guest speakers whose work engages psychoanalysis will spark conversations on the relevance of psychoanalysis to some of today’s most pressing problems and to other contemporary critical discourses. Organized into five sessions, each will consider a selection of core texts to explore the occurrence, beyond the couch, of full speech––an event of restructuring of the past, present, and future that comes from a certain kind of freedom discovered by a subject in relation to truth. The four main sessions address the following issues: decoloniality, queerness, feminism, and mondialisation. Following the panelists' presentations, we welcome attendees to join in discussion of the texts and films associated with each session. We have chosen this format to promote events of collective agency of enunciation and creative listening. Hyperlinks to the texts for each session are provided on this program. Those without the chance to read beforehand are still encouraged to take part in the conversations.
For full schedule visit: tinyurl.com/fullspeechsymposium
(Nadine) Shaanta Murshid
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, UB
Thursday, October 6th, 2022
12- 1:00 pm - Zoom
Register Here: https://bit.ly/ShaantaMurshi
“Transnational Bangladeshis in love, desire, and violence.”
Nadine Shaanta Murshid is Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the School of Social Work. Her research focuses on economic institutions, migration, structural violence, and partner violence in the lives of individuals in and from the global South.
Murshid will read and discuss extracts from her in-progress monograph, Love, Sex, Desire, and Violence -- The Intimacies of Transnational Middle-Class Bangladeshis in the US, in which she analyzes relationships of love, desire, sex, and violence of transnational middle-class Bangladeshis--liminal bodies occupying various social locations in the US and Bangladesh, living bilocating yet bordered lives.
Anne B. Curtis
Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Department of Medicine
“Gender Disparities in the Management of Patients with Cardiac Arrhythmias.”
Thursday, November 3, 2022
12 pm (EST) Via Zoom
Register Here: https://bit.ly/AnneBCurtis
Professor Jean Monnet Chair
Department of Anthropology
“Finding One’s ‘Place’: Life Stories of Middle-Class French Women in 21st century London”
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 12PM (EST)
Register Here: https://bit.ly/DeborahReedDanahay