About the event

How does a gathering of people within a house of poetry provide new insights on migration, belonging, and culture beyond currently-held notions of sovereignty? Alison Knowles' House of Dust computer-generated poem of 1967 and subsequent architectural structures in New York and California in the early 1970s, have inspired artworks, gifts, sound environments, poetry, and performances in the late 60s and today. For this evening, poet and scholar Meena Alexander will read her new work written in response to The House of Dust that continues her investigations of migrant memory, dwelling and dislocation. She will be joined by art critic, historian, and curator David Joselit, who will discuss his interests in the globalized and digitized conditions of art in the 21st century. Join this evening of reading and conversation moderated by Daisy Atterbury and Iris Cushing.

Co-sponsored by the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, and the Ph.D. Programs in English and Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY.