East Coast Europe: Roundtable

Roundtable Tue 15 Apr 2008 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $8, free for all students, as well as New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID
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ECE: Roundtable is a one evening public debate with Aaron Levy, Reinier de Graaf, Dan Perjovschi, and Marjetica Potrč. The roundtable will be moderated by Markus Miessen and Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss. Participants will discuss the perceptions of contemporary European identity and its relation to spatial practices and international politics that will attempt to answer these crucial questions: What are the changing prospects for intercultural collaboration between the players within the single entity of the European Union? What are the new emerging roles for cultural practices beyond European boundaries, like the East Coast of the United States and the "East Coast" of Europe towards Russia, Middle East and Asia? What is the future of the cultural representation of European boundaries? What are cultural practices currently learning from this geopolitical expansion? What are cultural practices on the "East Coasts" learning from the various evolving political, social and economic interests of Europe? What are the qualities of the cultural proximity of the East Coast of the US with Europe, and how is this affecting both US and European cultural practice?

Markus Miessen, architect, researcher, educator, and writer
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, architect, founder of NAO (Normal Architecture Office), and founding member of the School of Missing Studies

Reinier de Graaf, Partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Aaron Levy, Executive Director and a Senior Curator at Slought Foundation, Editor-in-Chief of Slought Publications
Dan Perjovschi, artist, writer, cartoonist, and curator
Marjetica Potrč, artist, 2007-2008 Vera List Center Fellow

This roundtable is part of the East Coast Europe series of events, co-sponsored by the Slovenian Consulate General in New York, University of Pennsylvania School of Design and the EUNIC network New York.