CANCELED: Center for Refugee Poetics
- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
UPDATE: In keeping with the coronavirus-related measures being taken at the university, this event has been canceled.
Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut, NYU Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, NYU Program in Creative Writing, and Mekong NYC.
Curated by Ocean Vuong, A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence
As part of his residency, Ocean Vuong brings the Center for Refugee Poetics to NYU. Vuong explains that the Center is, “a nomadic epicenter of discourse that takes seriously and centrally the work of artists who—due to war, violence, state persecution, and human rights violations—have been forcibly displaced.”
This two-day iteration of the Center will feature programs and activities led by and highlighting Southeast Asian diasporic artists and community organizations. Writing and visual arts workshops, interactive poetry installations, tarot card readings, story sharing and recording opportunities, screenings, and children’s activities will create an immersive, interactive experience, and provide a snapshot of refugee art and cultural production, or, as Vuong says, “those who create after the aftermath.” A plenary discussion featuring writers and artists will be moderated by Vuong.