Last Tuesday, we got the opportunity to go out on the UMass Dartmouth Marine Research Vessel with Dr. Jeff Turner and his lab. They've been collecting research about the water quality in Buzzard's Bay since 1987 - this was their 375th boat ride. It was an amazing experience, and we learned a ton. The photos we took during this trip will become part of our public installation at the new SMAST building!
Public lecture on Friday March 30th, 11:30-12:30PM! With Caroline Woolard and Leigh Claire La Berge in the Fishbowl on the third floor of CVPA at UMass Dartmouth!
Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose work explores intersections between art and the solidarity economy. She primarily works collaboratively and collectively and was a founding member of Trade School, OurGoods, and BFAMFAPhD.
Leigh Claire La Berge professes at the intersection of arts, literature, visual culture and political economy. She is currently Assistant Professor of English in the Department of English at BMCC CUNY. Her book Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s was recently published by Oxford University Press. Read Michelle Chihara's wonderful essay "What We Talk About When We Talk About Finance" in the Los Angeles Review of Books, which not only reviews the book, but asks what the relationship between the humanities and finance should be. Her co-edited volume Reading Capitalist Realism (Iowa, 2014) was released last year in the New American Canon series. In 2012, La Berge co-curated an exhibition on art and debt, "To Have and To Owe" with Laurel Ptak at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC.
Questions? Contact Rebecca Uchill at ruchill@UMassd.edu