Dismantle/Repurpose: A two-day Engagement with Material Culture
Friday, April 6
3:30 pm–8 pm
Saturday, April 7
10 am–5 pm
Join us for a two-day critical engagement with material culture at the intersection of technology and art. At Dismantle, on Friday, participants will dismantle objects down to their component parts. Guest speakers will deliver short talks connecting an aspect of critical theory to the theme of dismantling. Mediators will be on hand to help foster discussion around the act of “dismantling” as a political/social/meditative act and to create connections between the ideas presented and (un)making. Saturday’s Repurpose event will allow participants to use dismantled parts to build something new. Participants will be challenged to use the pieces around them to create objects to answer some of the challenges discussed on Friday. Participants can attend either session, or both, and can come and go as they like.
Please note: Participants are encouraged to bring their own objects to be dismantled, but they are all subject to a safety check (nothing with screens, high voltage, risk of chemical leak, etc.). We will provide tools for dismantling and repurposing (screwdrivers, scissors, glue, etc.) as well as a collection of objects.
This event is co-sponsored by Gallatin and the Decolonizing Workshop.