Monthly conversations
between anthropologists, curators
artists, and art critics


hrough monthly conversations between anthropologists, curators, artists, and art critics, the series examines how images come into being, dwell, and generate difference at the frontiers between the social sciences and the humanities.



Young Hall 226 / 11 AM – 1 PM

“What grounds is the test (épreuve).” Gilles Deleuze


IL’s Conversation Series for the 2017-2018 academic year features image-workers who observe, problematize and curate how humans endure intensive landscapes, architectures, and built environments. Dreams, pain, joy, indifference, and pleasure are some of the endurance modes that will be examined.

September 30th, 2017*

Professor of Contemporary Art
Accademia di Belle Arti, Naples

OCTOBER 10TH, 2017*

“Troubled Ground”
Iain Chambers

Professor of Post-Colonial Studies
Università degli Studi L’Orientale, Naples

OCTOBER 25th, 2017

Associate Professor and William Dawson Chair
Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University


“Mythopoetic Cinema: On the Ruins of European Identity”
Kriss Ravetto

Professor of Cinema & Digital Media
UC Davis

JANUARY 9th, 2018*

“James Benning’s Environments ”
Nikolaj Lübecker

Professor of French and Film Studies, Oxford

Senior Lecturer of Arts & Humanities, Brunel University.

Moderated with Camila Moreiras.

JANUARY 12TH, 2018

“Walking Through Someone else’s Dream”
Luca Galofaro

Architect & Associate Professor of Architecture
Universita’ degli Studi di Camerino

FEBRUARY 19th, 2018

“Mies’ Lafayette Park”
Janine Debanne

Architect & Associate Professor of Architecture
Carleton University

MARCH 15, 2018*

“Fundidora: Photographic Study of a Factory”
Colectivo Estetica Unisex With Javier Toscano

Art collective, Monterrey, Mexico
Research Fellow, Berlin, Germany

April 23rd, 2018

“The Landscape in Flames”
Daniel Fisher

Associate Professor Of Anthropology
UC Berkeley
MAY 20th, 2018*

“The Geometry of Pain”
Joshua Craze

Harper Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor
University of Chicago

JUNE 4th, 2018*
Instituto 17 de Estudios Criticos, Mexico City
* Off-campus events and broadcasts from other locations.