Date: Saturday, 7 May 2011, 11 am–7 pm
Location: Booth 25, in front of the New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York (map and directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary
“University-on-the-Bowery,” Cabinet’s contribution to the New Museum’s “Festival of Ideas for the New City,” invites fair-goers to engage in brief, informal one-on-one conversations with leading scholars and writers about their particular fields of expertise.
“University-on-the-Bowery” is the third installment of Cabinet’s ongoing “Fair for Knowledge” series. Designed to take learning out of the classroom and into unexpected venues, these one-day events aim to create bridges between specialists and the general public, encouraging an informal, social, and open mode of learning.
Whether addressing the history of camouflage, the gastronomy of bubbles, or counter-cultural architecture, these conversations encourage a culture of curiosity about the world around us.
The experts-in-residence will be available for conversation at Booth 25, directly in front of the New Museum at 235 Bowery, according to the following schedule:
Alexander Nagel: Pseudoscripts in Early Modern European Art
Lytle Shaw: Golden Age Mud
Natalie de Souza: The Worm Within
George Prochnik: Pocket Parks
Jeff Dolven: Stress Timing
Eva Diaz: Domes and Counter-culture
Eben Klemm: The Taste of Bubbles
Hanna Shell: How Not to be Seen
D. Graham Burnett: The Belly of the Beast
Christina Burnett: Where is the United States?
Ben Kafka: Freud’s Withdrawal Slip
Cabinet is a non-profit organization supported by the Lambent Foundation, the Orphiflamme Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Katchadourian Family Foundation, and many generous individuals. All our events are free, the entire content of our many sold-out issues are on our site for free, and we offer our magazine and books at prices that are considerably below cost. Please consider supporting our work by making a tax-deductible donation by visiting here