This talk will examine the ways in which art and poetic practices can revision our spaces and provide new anti-colonial tools. Rethinking colonial spatial philosophies must include our mind’s eye so that we can reimagine a just world. Settler environmental control is often invisible in its scaffolding of power—by revisioning we expose its superstructure, and hopefully build new sightlines which account for colonial and racial injustice. Here, Goeman will explore the work of video poems, or “poemeos”, as Heid Erdrich calls them, and speak to the various role of artist and poets to create new avenues that structure healthier relationships.
Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis, RSVPs do not guarantee admission. All attendees must show either a CU/BC ID (affiliates) or vaccination record (non-affiliate) for entry to the event.
Co-Presented with Columbia University Division of the Humanities, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, the Center for the Study of Social Difference, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University, the Department of American Studies at Barnard College, and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University