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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”

Indigenous Dance Forum, Curated by Jack Gray

Blending interactive theater approaches with culturally immersive technologies, The Indigenous Dance Forum (IDF) was part community activation, part performance ritual, and part forum. Guided by intuition-led, process-based methodologies, IDF, the major outcome of Jack Gray‘s semester-long residency at the A/P/A Institute at NYU, implored us to find a way to create and articulate a deeper … Continue reading “Indigenous Dance Forum, Curated by Jack Gray”

The Wayfinding Project Inaugural Ceremony

On March 24, we hosted an inauguration and opening reception for The Wayfinding Project featuring performances and remarks from project initiator Jack Tchen, artist Beatrice Glow, Kaina Quenga (Na ‘Ōiwi NYC), Donna Couteau (Leafarrow Theatre), Angelo Baca (NYU Native American and Indigenous Students Group), Chief Reggie Herb Dancer Ceaser (Matinecock Nation), and chanters Kauila Kanaka’ole, … Continue reading “The Wayfinding Project Inaugural Ceremony”

The Hōkūle’a: Indigenous Resurgence from Hawai’i to Mannahatta

In the summer of 2016, the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a will arrive to New York City—Lenape Territory—as a part of its worldwide voyage called Mālama Honua (to care for our earth). The voyage is a part of a global movement for the resurgence of Indigenous knowledges, languages, and land-based practices that are ever needed in … Continue reading “The Hōkūle’a: Indigenous Resurgence from Hawai’i to Mannahatta”

Twenty Years of Rolling the R’s & The White Boy Shuffle

Through fiercely earnest characters navigating a landscape of burning dreams and neglect in a small 1970s Hawaiian community, R. Zamora Linmark’s Rolling the R’s threw new light on queer identity and the trauma of assimilation—and is now available in a new, updated edition from Kaya Press. Paul Beatty’s brilliant, satirical The White Boy Shuffle introduced … Continue reading “Twenty Years of Rolling the R’s & The White Boy Shuffle”