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Design Politics, the Border, and the Passport (Virtual CRG Thursday Forum*)
A conversation between Ronald Rael (Professor of Architecture, Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture, UC Berkeley) and Mahmoud Keshavarz (Senior Lecturer in Design Studies at HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design, University of Gothenburg and Research Associate at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University (Sweden)). Their discussion will address how border transgressors and passport forgers use the capacity for design to dissent from immobility, as well as Rael's seesaw installation on the U.S. Mexico border with Virginia San Fratello, winner of the Design Award of the Year 2020.

Sponsored by CRG's Native/Immigrant/Refugee - Crossings Research Initiative.

*PLEASE NOTE EVENT TIME: This CRG Thursday Forum will be held from 12 - 1PM PST.

IMPORTANT: We will begin allowing access to the webinar at 11:55 am PST. Once the Zoom capacity for the webinar has reached its limit of 100 attendees, those unable to access the webinar can view the conversation via livestream at CRG's Facebook Page.

*If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Ariana Ceja at centerrg@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Mar 4, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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