Aesthetics & Politics Lecture Series

Aesthetics & Politics Lecture Series

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Off Campus

Armory Center For the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

Friday, Sept. 16, 7-9 pm
Friday, Oct. 28, 7-9 pm
Friday, Dec. 2, 7-9 pm

The School of Critical Studies is pleased to announce the Spring 2022 Aesthetics and Politics Lecture Series. The theme for this semester is "Into the Radical Imaginary: Contemporary Perspectives on Art and Struggle." 

Over the last decade, wave after wave of struggle has cracked open the radical social imaginary, aiming for the roots of systems of domination and creating space for liberatory formations to emerge. If another world once more seems possible, what new – and renewed - understandings of aesthetics and politics can help us bring it into being?

Live and Online 

All events are free and open to the public. Lectures will take place at Armory Center for the Arts. Events will be streamed via the Aesthetics and Politics Youtube channel, at

Friday, Sept. 16, 7-9 pm, Jennifer Ponce de León and Gabriel Rockhill: The Power of Aesthetics and the Aesthetics of Power 

Friday, Oct. 28, 7-9 pm, Shana L. Redmond: Agencies of Menace - The State, the Car, and the Music in Between

Friday, Dec. 2, 7-9 pm, Ana Vujanović & Bojana Cvejić’: Transindividual Futures

Co-sponsored by the Armory Center for the Arts and the CalArts MA in Aesthetics and Politics Program, with support from the CalArts IDEA Cooperative. Convened by Janet Sarbanes. 

The Armory asks that visitors wear masks and provide proof of vaccination to enter.