“The Summit,”
Followed by Party for Fictional States issue

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2005, 6 pm–midnight
Location: The New School, 55 W 13th St, New York
FREE. No RSVP necessary

This symposium has been co-organized by Cabinet in conjunction with its summer 2005 issue on Fictional States and by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School as part of its exploration of the theme of “Homeland.”

Part 1: “The Summit: A General Assembly with Representatives of Real and Possible Countries”

Time: Thursday, June 23, 2005, 5:30–7:30 pm
Venue: The New School, Teresa Lang Center, 55 W 13th St, 2nd floor

Confirmed Conference Participants:
Jonathan Bach, Associate Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Eames Demetrios, artist and Geographer-at-Large, Kymaerica
Gregory Green, artist and citizen, The New Free State of Caroline
Ambassador Raymond Loretan, Consul General of Switzerland in New York
George Pendle, cultural critic and author of Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons

Moderator: Sina Najafi, Editor-in-chief, Cabinet magazine

Part 2: Party, Film Screenings, and Citizenship Drive

Time: Thursday, June 23, 2005, 7:30–9 PM
Venue: The New School, The Vera List Courtyard, 66 W 12th St

Participants include:
Jonathan Cedar and Evan Skow, “E Mare Libertas” (screening)
Ken Montgomery, Minister of Lamination, The Royal Kingdom of Elgaland-Vargaland
Lary 7, Minister of Audiology, The Royal Kingdom of Elgaland-Vargaland
Jaime Davidovich, “interview with Zush” (screening)

Films, sound, drinks, magazines, citizenship hearing tests, and live representatives of various countries trying to get you to become citizens of their countries!