graphic reading Thinking Spaces with George Lipsitz Thinking Spaces is Now Online – Oct. 23 with George Lipsitz

IICSI’s Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series, Thinking Spaces, is now exploring virtual spaces, with the series continuing online through the fall 2020 semester. The October 23rd session will take place from 3-4:30 PM EST, and presents U.S. scholar George Lipsitz, Professor Emeritus of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Lipsitz’s talk is titled “Insubordinate Spaces: Why Improvisation and Accompaniment Matter Now,” and makes reference to his latest book Insubordinate Spaces, co-authored with Barbara Tomlinson. November 6th features Joel Bakan (UBC), author of the new book The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations Are Bad for Democracy, and writer and co-director (with Jennifer Abbott) of the new documentary The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel. November 20 presents singer/songwriter Joni NehRita.

Thinking Spaces: The Reading Group and Speaker Series, together with the Sociable Cities Speaker Series, present George Lipsitz for a talk titled “Insubordinate Spaces: Why Improvisation and Accompaniment Matter Now.” This is the first Thinking Spaces event of the 2020-21 year, and it will take place on Friday, October 23rd from 3-4:30 pm (EST), online

If you’re interested in attending, please email [email protected] to register.

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George Lipsitz is Research Professor Emeritus of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is co-author with Barbara Tomlinson of Insubordinate Spaces: Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice (2019) and co-author with Daniel Fischlin and Ajay Heble of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Improvisation, Rights, and the Ethics of Cocreation (2013). His single-authored books include The Possessive Investment in Whiteness (2018), Midnight at the Barrelhouse (2011), Footsteps in the Dark (2006), and Dangerous Crossroads (1994). Lipsitz was awarded the American Studies Association’s Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship in 2013 and its Bode-Pearson Prize for Career Distinction in 2016.   

As always, this event is free and open to all members of the campus and community. 

Thank you to the Sociable Cities Speaker Series and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for sponsoring this event!


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