Archive for February, 2008

Alfredo Jaar with Kayvan Zainabadi of MIT Amnesty

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

It Is Difficult

Please join us tomorrow, Monday, February 25, 2008 at 7pm for a lecture and roundtable discussion in the Joan Jonas Performance Hall at the MIT Visual Arts Program located here. The Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar will present a selection of works, that focus on his practice in zones of emergency like Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship, and in Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide (1994 -2000). Kayvan Zainabadi, former president of Amnesty International at MIT, will speak about his experience at MIT working with Amnesty on crisis in Darfur.

Welcome to Zones of Emergency

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

We are excited to announce Zones of Emergency, the Spring 2008 Monday Nights @ VAP Lecture Series, which brings together practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds and fields to examine the scale and complexity of catastrophe and disaster scenarios through lectures and panel discussions. Lectures and panel discussions will range from the philosophical and cultural understandings of the emergency to practical “on the ground” operating organizations to current use of networked technology examining its own breakdown.