Category: Videos

Fashioning Diaspora

As part of the A/P/A Institute’s ongoing exploration of beauty practice, fashion, labor, and diaspora, we hosted Vanita Reddy (Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture), Ayqa Khan (artist), Meera Sethi (artist), Sharon Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), and Thuy Linh Tu (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) … Continue reading “Fashioning Diaspora”

Manaháhtaan Symposium

Copresented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Native Studies Forum, and the Lenape Center How can we mutually expand our knowledge of Indigenous Manhattan? We began by hosting a symposium on October 29, 2016 in Manaháhtaan to encourage new conversations on diaspora, identity, and the centering of Lenape and Original peoples in NYC’s past … Continue reading “Manaháhtaan Symposium”

Pleasure Principles

As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration into queer experimental Asian/Pacific cinema, this event on November 4, 2016 brought together four scholars, curators, and artists whose work addresses the subjects of racialized sexual politics, gender transgression, and the possibilities of pleasure within the queer Asian/Pacific imagination. Eve Oishi (Claremont Graduate University), Nguyen Tan Hoang (University … Continue reading “Pleasure Principles”

The Paradox of Rights

Called “meticulous” by Paul Gilroy, A. Naomi Paik’s (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in US Prison Camps since World War II (UNC Press, 2016) examines the history of US-maintained prison camps and the “rightless” populations that they confine. From the campaign for redress led by Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War … Continue reading “The Paradox of Rights”

Lenapeway & Garden Tour

Lenapeway, an installation by artist Beatrice Glow and The Wayfinding Project at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, will be on 24-hour view in the street-level windows of 715 Broadway (at Washington Place) from October 10 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day) to December 9, 2016. The location of the installation, which is viewable from the sidewalk 24/7 and … Continue reading “Lenapeway & Garden Tour”

Mining the Archive

On October 20, the NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and A/P/A Institute at NYU hosted Mining the Archive: A Conversation on Anti-Arab and Islamophobic Visual Culture. The program featured readings and remarks from novelist Marina Budhos (Watched) and scholars Salah D. Hassan (Associate Professor, Michigan State University), Helga Tawil-Souri (Director, NYU Kevorkian Center … Continue reading “Mining the Archive”

#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Reunion, Part 1

This year (2016), the A/P/A Studies Program and Institute (now two separate entities) celebrate twenty years of A/P/A scholarship and community building at NYU. To mark this milestone and highlight the acclaimed artists, thinkers, and writers who have been a part of the A/P/A Institute and A/P/A Studies Program over the past two decades, we … Continue reading “#APATwenty: An Artist-in-Residence Anniversary Reunion, Part 1”

A Tale of Two Islands, Part 2

On Tuesday, September 27, A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow began her residency with the act of planting a native tree, and the presentation of a new lecture-performance. Glow’s work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration. During her residency, the interdisciplinary artist will research the social … Continue reading “A Tale of Two Islands, Part 2”

A Tale of Two Islands, Part 1

On Tuesday, September 27, A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow began her residency with the act of planting a native tree, and the presentation of a new lecture-performance. Glow’s work uncovers invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration. During her residency, the interdisciplinary artist will research the social … Continue reading “A Tale of Two Islands, Part 1”

America & Its Unfit: Eugenics Then & Now

Disoriented by the “unwashed” immigrants arriving every day, New Yorker Madison Grant’s screed The Passing of the Great Race (1916) sounded the alarm for elite Anglo American Protestants. The Eugenics Record Office emerged in the breach of this Gilded Age moment of great extremes—immense wealth and immense urban and rural poverty. “Slum clearance” was framed … Continue reading “America & Its Unfit: Eugenics Then & Now”