upcoming events & posts

Sitting with Death-Natalie Abdou

12:30 – 2:00 Public performance   This theatrical piece is a reflection on the 8 months I sat by my mother’s … Continue reading


MAKE YORKSPACE YOURSPACE! Join us for this 45-minute audio-video campus walking tour. Download link & instructions here. … Continue reading

J’ai soif – October 1-17 2014

Mosa McNeilly a venture into middle passage memory This interdisciplinary work explores the hybrid aesthetics of altar/installation … Continue reading

In the Mask of the Boruca-September 15-26, 2014

Crossroads, HNES 283 September 15-26, 2014 OPENING SEPTEMBER 18, 4 to 8 pm Curated by: Charmaine Lurch and Vero Diaz Mask … Continue reading

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