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Regeneration Artist Talk: Harmonia Rosales

Zoom

REGISTER NOW Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales will discuss her new and dynamic body of work presented in the exhibition, Entwined. Rosales’ interweaving of representations from ancient Greek and Yoruba mythologies invites viewers to challenge their ideas about identity and empowerment. Women and people of color, the protagonists of her canvases, assume roles of power and beauty in exquisite imaginings of ancient myths and ...

Regeneration Talk: Maintaining Life, Repairing the World: Ethics, Philosophy, and Literature

Zoom

REGISTER NOW Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link The COVID pandemic appeared as a threat to human life, both in the vital sense (a risk to biological life) and in the social sense (a risk to social life: disruption from the suspension of activities, lack of public transport, closure of schools, etc.). It has revealed radical vulnerabilities: of institutions, the species, and the planet; of fragile populations, workers “on the ...

Regeneration Talk: Infrastructures of Collective Life: A Formalist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis

Zoom

REGISTER NOW Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link Join us online for a talk by Caroline Levine. Audience Q&A will follow. What do scholars of literature and the arts have to offer in response to the climate crisis? The aesthetic humanities have long traditions of insisting on open-endedness, negation, and inaction. Levine argues that in this moment of rapid and destabilizing change, this tradition has reached its political limit. She ...

Regeneration Talk: Elizabeth Kolbert

Corwin Pavilion* 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

It is said that we live in a new geological epoch characterized by climate change and other disastrous human impacts on the planet. In her new book, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Should we be seeking technological solutions to the damage humans have caused to the environment, or will such “solutions” only make the problems ...

Regeneration Talk: Vivian Gornick

Corwin Pavilion* 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

Join us for a talk by writer and critic Vivian Gornick, whose works include Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (1987), Approaching Eye Level (1996), The End of the Novel of Love (1997), The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative (2001), The Men in My Life (2008), The Odd Woman and the City (2015), and Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader (2020). The New York Times selected Fierce Attachments as the #1 Best ...

Regeneration Talk: Ensuring the Future of Historic Textiles: The Case of a Japanese Empress’s Court Gown

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB* Santa Barbara, CA

Objects talk to us over time and space, transmitting in their colors, shapes, textures, and materials insight into other lives and ways of living. Some we wish to preserve for their sheer beauty, others for the people, times, or places they represent. Of the items that are central to our daily lives, textiles are among the most perishable: if not used until they are rags, they still degrade naturally over time, prey to insects, mold, ...

Regeneration Talk: Dexter Filkins

Corwin Pavilion* 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

Join us for a talk by Dexter Filkins (The New Yorker) on the U.S withdrawal from and future of Afghanistan. Dexter Filkins has been a staff writer with The New Yorker since 2011. He has written on a range of subjects, including, more recently, Europe’s migration crisis, Colin Powell and the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Trump’s Pentagon purge, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, the uprisings in Yemen, ...