Wednesday, February 19 @ 5 – 6:15pm
2650 Humanities Building, Ground Floor, 455 N Park St
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Rajni Shah is an artist whose practice is focused on listening and gathering as creative and political acts. At their Colloquium presentation Listening, Safety, and Whiteness, Shah invites audience members to reorient their relationship to listening, considering the politics of listening to self, the politics of listening within the room in which we are gathered, and how these relate to politics ‘out there.’ During the first part of the evening, Shah will speak about connections and mis-associations between listening, safety, and whiteness. During the second part, the audience will be invited to take part in a ‘no questions’ session, during which we will collectively experience a reorientation of the usual Q&A format.