Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere
July 5-13, 2002 - Lima, Perú

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The Hemispheric Institute Seminar is an intensive eight-day exploration of the relation between performance and politics in the Américas, featuring lectures, performance workshops, participant mini-seminars, and performances. The seminar seeks to bring together students, scholars, artists and activists to develop models of intellectual and artistic inquiry that are specially suited to the study of social and political formations in the Américas. The seminar explores the potential offered by the emerging inter-disciplinary field of Performance Studies to provide new means through which to understand the relation between expressive culture (broadly construed as performance) and political movements, identities, and social norms. The seminar curriculum draws on the combined expertise of leading faculty and artists trained in performance and cultural studies from throughout the Americas.

The event will conclude with a two-day interdisciplinary work group seminar/conference, which will take place on July 11 and 12th. Participants are encouraged to take part in the conference which will be divided into working group sessions. These working groups will be based on pre-selected topics. (working group topics) Participants can apply to be placed into the session that best suits their interests and expertise. These working groups will offer participants the opportunity to present and develop their own work, as well as to work in conjunction with their groups on collaborative examinations of the topic "Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere."

Hosted by:Facultad de Ciencias y Artes de la Comunicación - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Centro de Artes Escénicas de Lima - Capitalidad Iberamericana de la Cultura / Sponsored by: The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Department of Performance Studies - Tisch School of the Arts, New York University / Funded by: The Ford and Rockefeller Foundations - New York