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The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for the 2019 Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities, Memory/Race/Nation: The Politics of Modern Memorials, by Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia GSAPP Associate Professor, on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.
Architects: earn 1 HSW by attending this lecture!
The recent fiery debates and now deadly protests sparked by the removals of Confederate war monuments around the United States raises important questions about the racialized origins of American democracy and as a consequence whether public representations can ever truly represent foundational ideals of liberty, equality, and justice for all. Professor Mabel O. Wilson's talk will explore the blueprint for the biopolitics of the U.S. social order, one where white citizens, idealized in the bronze figures of soldiers, politicians, and muses have thrived at the expense of the lives and labor of black and brown bodies, what Michel Foucault formulated in the modern racial state's power dynamic of "to ‘make' live and ‘let' die."