inTransit Guest Speakers Series
inTransit and the Community
inTransit: Art & Migration around Europe is a multisite installation forming a pathway that connects the Nasher Museum of Arts’ Incubator Gallery, the Ruby’s Maker’s Space; the John Hope Franklin Gallery, the Rubenstein Library’s Stone Gallery and Media Wall and the Carrack Gallery in downtown Durham.
On Sep 20 5p, the Nasher installation opening with the group and student involvement; on Sep 20 6:15p, the John Hope Franklin Gallery opening; on Sep 25 4p, the Rubenstein Library opening, and on Sep 27 5p, the Ruby installation will include a concert with musicians Jonathan Henderson, Diali Cissokho, and Kaira Ba.Cornered will move in November to The Carrack (TBC).
inTransit series of guest speakers include on Sep 24, 7p, Teresa Fiore (Montclair State) Rubenstein Library Holsti Room; Nov 8, the Observatory on Europe Panel on Migration (Duke at Home in the World); Nov 14, Mary Gaylord (Harvard) with Elvira Vilches (Duke), Nov 29, 7p, Hisham Matar, 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning author with Helen Solterer (Duke) Nasher Museum Auditorium.
inTransit will foster communications with various social and art collectives including in Oct Durham Latinx (7-12th teachers connected to the Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium and the “Connecting the Americas” Scholars Program with Joan Clifford & Lisa Merschel (Duke) and also in Oct A presentation of the Video and Website project of the Francophonie within the program of Welcome Durham with Deborah Reisinger (Duke), as well as, Nov 29, student work with Francophone refugees from Africa in Durham: (Language Matters).
Helen Solterer, Elvira Vilches, and Roberto Dainotto lead 12 RS seminars, 3 per semester from fall 2016 to fall 2018, that explore contexts, representation strategies and actions surrounding the arts and politics of migration in Romance regions of Continental Europe and North Africa. Sarah Schroth and Marianne Wardle co-teach some of these seminars, using Nasher collections for student research. In fall ’17, '18. Deborah Reisinger teaches a linked ' service learning course working with Francophone African refugees in Durham. Also offered in the Fall 2018: Has the Future Already Happened? Cervantes and the Ethics of Migration SP 411 (VILCHES)