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82 Washington Square East (entrance on Washington Place), First floor
New York, NY 10003

September 2016

A Tale of Two Islands: Welcome Event for Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
NYU Steinhardt Pless Hall Lounge, 82 Washington Square East (entrance on Washington Place), First floor
New York, NY 10003
Artist standing between two tables featuring sculptural installations of red and white tea and dining sets

6PM Planting at the NYU Native Woodlands Garden, Schwartz Plaza (corner of Washington Square South and Washington Square East) 6:30PM Lecture-Performance at NYU Steinhardt Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, First Floor Lounge A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Beatrice Glow begins 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…

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November 2016

Fashioning Diaspora: Ayqa Khan, Sharon Heijin Lee, Vanita Reddy, Meera Sethi, and Thuy Linh Tu

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
NYU Steinhardt Pless Hall Lounge, 82 Washington Square East (entrance on Washington Place), First floor
New York, NY 10003
Graphic of figure wearing brightly colored, mix-matched patterned garments and accessories

As part of the Institute’s ongoing exploration of beauty practice, fashion, labor, and diaspora, we host Vanita Reddy (Texas A&M University), whose Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture (Temple University Press, 2016) “is essential reading for scholarship on beauty” (erin Khuê Ninh). Reddy carefully maps how transnational itineraries of beauty and fashion shape South Asian American cultural identities and racialized belonging. Ayqa Khan is a Brooklyn-based artist and photographer whose digital illustrations of South Asian women aim…

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December 2018

Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai‘i Statehood

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
NYU Steinhardt Pless Hall Lounge, 82 Washington Square East (entrance on Washington Place), First floor
New York, NY 10003
Free
Worm's eye view of sky, with flags for Hawaiian Independence and aircraft overhead.

Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Native Studies Forum. In his new book Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai‘i Statehood (Duke University Press, 2018), Dean Itsuji Saranillio (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) offers a bold challenge to the narrative that the 1959 admission of Hawai‘i, a largely non-white territory, as a US state was a civil rights victory. Rather, Saranillio argues that the expansion of US empire into the Pacific was imperative to the sustainability…

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