Event/Speaker

Symposium: Secondhand Culture: Waste, Value, and Materiality

Date

Thursday, April 15, 2010 – Friday, April 16, 2010

Time

Thursday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Place

Lecture Hall, 38 West 86th Street

COST

FREE General Admission
FREE Students and Seniors

RSVP required to 212.501.3019, academic-events@bgc.bard.edu

Description

Secondhand Culture:Waste, Value, and Materiality explores the ways in which objects ranging from clothing to collectibles to trash have been constructed and experienced. Scholars of Theater, History, Geography, and Art and Design History discuss this vital new area at the intersection of consumerism, material culture studies, cultural geography, and artmaking.

 

Group of soda-bottle caps, c. 1943.
Printed crimped steel, each 1-1/4” diameter.
Courtesy Marilynn Gelfman Karp,
In Flagrante Collecto: Caught in the Act of Collecting



















 

Bard Graduate Center Symposium Organizers
Pat Kirkham, Professor
Michele Majer, Assistant Professor
Amy Ogata, Associate Professor
Catherine Whalen, Assistant Professor


Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Lecture Hall, 38 West 86th Street

5:00 pm – Welcome: Michele Majer
Bard Graduate Center

5:15 pm – Film Screening: "Secondhand (Pepe)", (2007)
followed by Q&A with the filmmakers  Hanna Rose Shell and Vanessa Bertozzi 

6:00 pm – Reception

6:30 pm – William Davies King
Professor of Theater, University of California Santa Barbara
"Suited for Nothing: Collecting Second-Hand"

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Lecture Hall, 38 West 86th Street

9:15 am – Welcome: Catherine Whalen
Bard Graduate Center

9:30 am – Shirley Teresa Wajda
Historian
"Secondhand Culture Studies: A View from the Rust Belt"

10:10 am – Alexandra Palmer
Senior Curator, Royal Ontario Museum
"Back to Back: Retro-fitting Fashion within the Museum"

10:50 am – Coffee Break

11:15 am – Alison Isenberg
Associate Professor, History, Rutgers University
"Second-Hand Cities: Antiques, Inheritance, and Preservation from the Civil War to Urban Renewal"

12:00 pm – Lunch Break

1:30 pm – Nicky Gregson
Professor, Geography, University of Sheffield
"Death, the Phoenix, and Pandora: End of Life Ships,
Chock-Chocky Furniture and the Bangladeshi Middle Class"

2:10 pm – Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Emeritus Professor of Art, New York University
"In Flagrante Collecto: Caught in the Act of Collecting"

2:50 pm – Susan Strasser
Professor, History, University of Delaware
Commentary

3:30 pm – Open Discussion moderated by Amy Ogata 
Bard Graduate Center

 

Secondhand Culture:Waste, Value, and Materiality Schedule (PDF)

For additional information contact Alex Phelan, phelan@bgc.bard.edu.

 

Home page photograph/Cork figures with hats and skirt, 1948. Cork with silk thread, each 4” high. France. Courtesy Marilynn Gelfman Karp, In Flagrante Collecto: Caught in the Act of Collecting

(24 min.) followed by Q&A with the filmmakers


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