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Tong Lam: “Troubled Spectacles: The Politics and Poetics of Violent Landscapes”
Wednesday, March 22nd @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Please join us next Wednesday, March 22nd from 2:30-4PM in MC B 125 to hear from guest lecturer Tong Lam, associate professor from the University of Toronto. Lam‘s lecture, titled Troubled Spectacles: The Politics and Poetics of Violent Landscapes will use the surreal landscape of an urban slum in China and a simulated battlefield that resembles a movie set in the US to reflect on these pressing questions. Please see bio below.
This is an open event; please share widely.
Tong Lam is an associate professor of history at the University of Toronto and a visual artist. His research interests include cities, spectacle, technology, as well as modern and contemporary China. His current projects focus especially on infrastructures, ruins, and the history of information. He is the author of A Passion for Facts: Social Surveys and the Construction of the Chinese Nation-State, 1900-1949 (2011) and Abandoned Futures: A Journey to the Posthuman World (2013).
Room: MacCorry B125