Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
Humanity is facing a global climate emergency, and we must act now to address the environmental, economic and political issues contributing to the problem. The Climate Action Conference will be held March 10 and 11, 2017, and aims to mobilize individuals and groups across disciplines and practices. The conference will feature some of the leading figures in the environmental movement as well as leaders from diverse fields such as climate science, medicine, public policy and the arts, as well as elected officials and impacted citizens.Read More.
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
At a highly charged political moment in the US and in the world, this Fall 2016 session of Cross-Tisch examined how theater, cinema, spoken word, and performance reveal, express, and critique the real and fictional dramas influencing our actions, words, and behaviors. Whether experimenting with theatrical conventions that trouble the boundary between documentary and mythology; exploring sonic and melodic expressions that transform theoretical speculation into song and political-poetic recitation; or reassessing the ways cinematic and theatrical melodrama have shaped the social-political imaginary of the US, this session of Cross Tisch gathered three speakers whose deeply interdisciplinary works help us reassess the drama of the social in the 21st century: Associate Professor Barbara Browning (Performance Studies), Arts Professor Rubén Polendo (Drama), and the first TSOA Scholar in Residence, Prof. Linda Williams (UC Berkeley).Read More.
Wednesay, Oct 26, 2016
"Trigger warnings" have become a focal point for discussions of speech, respect, diversity and inclusion on university campuses and in the wider public. This panel will address the usefulness and limitations of trigger warnings especially in teaching environments, and how they have become a flashpoint at this moment in our culture. This is a Tisch-sponsored, university-wide forum to discuss what constitutes “safe spaces” for education. Allyson Green, Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts, will moderate.Read More.
Thursday, Sep 1, 2016
Tisch School of the Arts is pleased to welcome Fall 2016 Visiting Faculty member Linda Williams as the first ever Tisch Scholar-in-Residence. In addition to teaching a graduate course on melodrama, Professor Williams will participate in a number of course visits and special events across the school, including organizing a discussion on the timely topic of trigger warnings and safe spaces in higher education.Read More.