Events-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Critical Play

From Bauhaus to today’s efforts in sustainability, designers have long sought to improve society--and even create utopias— in their work. As both an artist and a designer, Flanagan has created social disruptions, artwork, and games to trigger relational conversations. MORE

Monday, February 1, 2016

Performing Place, Performing Peace

Since the Belfast Agreement of 1998, Northern Ireland has been undergoing a transformation into an uneasy and unfolding peace. A significant aspect of the transformation of the violent conflict that had been underway for some thirty years previously has been the ways in which space has been renegotiated and the ways in which space remains an area of contention. MORE
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Daggers of the Mind

Theater comes from the Greek word for "the seeing place." So why do invisible phenomena fascinate both playwrights and audiences? In this talk, scholar-director Andrew Sofer explores the uncanny power of the unseen in drama, theater, and performance, taking invisible presences in Shakespeare's plays as a prime example. MORE
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Close Encounters (of the Theatrical Kind)

Bricolage Production Company, nationally recognized as innovators in the growing Immersive Theatre landscape, specializes in creating intimate theatrical adventures that provide a heightened sense of involvement for the audience. MORE
Thursday, October 15, 2015

An Evening with Bob Moses

A central figure in SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Moses spent years fighting racial inequality in Mississippi. MORE
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Digitizing the Ephemeral

Dr. Barchas is the creator of the digital gallery What Jane Saw, a room-by-room reconstruction of an exhibition of paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds that novelist Jane Austen attended on 24 May 1813. MORE
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Dialogue in Charleston & A Watch Party in Pittsburgh

Rice in Gullah Geechee Culture and History MORE
Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Dialogue with Charleston Artists

Honoring the Charleston 9: Why We Need a ‘Requiem’ for African and African-American History MORE
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Locating Social Class

This conference will look into how class ideologies can be (or have been) projected into physical spaces, and how mythologies local to a specific time and place come to bear on the lived experiences of working class people. MORE
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pittonkatonk Hosts May Day Brass BBQ and Festival

This lecture explores dilemmas of expertise and authority in contemporary news mediation via an ethnographic study of what is, according to some, Germany’s largest news provider: T-Online. MORE
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