By Any Name: Institutional Memory at The New School

Exhibition & series of public workshops, lectures, and other events Mon 19 Oct 2009 12.00AM - Sat 24 Oct 2009 12.00AM 66 West 12th St
Free admission
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As The New School celebrates its 90th anniversary, this collaboration between Parts & Labor and the Vera List Center features a series of free events hosted in Parts & Labors mobile gallery, parked outside Tishman auditorium. Discussions, lectures, and workshops presented inside the truck and in The New Schools signature building at 66 West 12th Street examine the institutional and pedagogical histories of the university as they have grown alongside a community and its urban site.

Parts & Labors stop at The New School is one in a series of encounters in a traveling countrywide exhibition, exploring site- and community-specific experiences of the transformation of the American landscape. In By Any Name, the project takes the concept of a university archive and re-imagines it as a representational installation with the power to evoke institutional memory. Composed of recycled texts and computer equipment, materials drawn from The New School library, and a new text penned by members of The New School community, this week-long on-campus environment involves a range of events, figures, ideas, opinions, and reminiscences which inform the legacy of the university.

Participants include John Aubry, Thomas Bosket, Tess Harrison, Joseph Heathcott, Kiki T, Ali Krasners, Lin + Lam, Shannon Mattern, Parts & Labor Gallery (Brooke Chroman, Meghan Roe and Bryan Mesenbourg), Silvia Rocciolo, Peter M. Rutkoff, Ed Scarcelle, Wendy Scheir, Sherene Schostak, Robert Sember, John Wanzel and John Zinsser.

Presented on occasion of the Vera List Center's 2009/2010 program theme "Speculating on Change."


All events presented inside Parts & Labor Gallery at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, unless noted otherwise

The Future
Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23, 2009
Open daily, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Featuring psychics Sherene Schostak and Kiki T

Sound Installation
A Sound Project by Lin + Lam and Robert Sember
Monday, October 19 through Saturday, October 24, 2009
Open daily, 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
A project by Vera List Center Fellows Lin + Lam and Robert Sember


Drawing Workshop
Thomas Bosket
Monday, October 19, 2009 1:00—4:00 p.m.

Discussion Group
Ali Krasners
Monday, October 19, 2009 4:00—4:50 p.m.

Discussion Group
Tess Harrison on the history of The New School
Monday, October 19, 2009 5:00—5:50 p.m.

Peter M. Rutkoff
The New School at 90: What Would Dewey Do?

Monday, October 19, 2009 6:00—8:30 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street
Reception to follow in Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Andy Bichlbaums Class sans Andy
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:00—5:40 p.m.
Featuring psychic Sherene Schostak

Open Discussion
John Zinsser
The New York Art World and The New School: History and Possibility

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:00—2:45 p.m.
Parsons The New School for Design
Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street

The Librarian's Circle
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 6:30—8:00 p.m.
The New School, Orozco Room
66 West 12th Street, 7th floor

Class Session
Joseph Heathcott: The City as Archive
Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:00—1:40 p.m.

Conversation & Art Walk
Art in the Institution/Art as the Institution:
The New School Art Collection and its Institutional Life

Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:00—5:00 p.m.
The New School, Vera List Courtyard
66 West 12th Street

John Aubry
Thomas Bosket
Tess Harrison
Joseph Heathcott
Kiki T
Ali Krasners
Shannon Mattern
Parts & Labor Gallery (Brooke Chroman, Meghan Roe and Bryan Mesenbourg)
Silvia Rocciolo
Peter M. Rutkoff
Ed Scarcelle
Wendy Scheir
Sherene Schostak
Robert Sember
John Wanzel
John Zinsser