CHAIRS: J.D. Talasek and Alana Quinn
DASER Experiments: Studio K.O.S. in Conversation with Dr. Samuel K. Roberts
DASER has moved online!
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00pm.-1:00 pm. EDT.Find your timezone HERE
About this Event:
Join us for a conversation about the role of the arts in the revitalization of New York City's South Bronx after the devastating fires of the 1970s and during the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Four members of the art collective Studio K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) engage in a conversation with Dr. Samuel K. Roberts, Associate Professor of History, School of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. This is the second in a three-part series of conversations with Studio K.O.S.
Studio K.O.S. is a collective of artists who are continuing the legacy of the late Tim Rollins and the K.O.S., whose collaborative approach to making art began in the Bronx in the 1980s. The artwork that resulted from their collaborations can be seen today in over 120 museums and public collections worldwide including the National Academy of Science, the Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Modern, and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Studio K.O.S. consists of Angel Abreu, Jorge Abreu, Robert Branch, and Nelson Ricardo Savinon, original members who have remained active for more than 30 years. They are dedicated to the mission of empowering young people through exposure to art and literature.
Dr. Samuel K. Roberts writes, teaches, and lectures widely on African American urban history, especially medicine, public health, and science and technology. His widely acclaimed book, Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation (University of North Carolina Press, 2009), is an exploration of the political economy of race and the modern American public health state between the late nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century, a period which encompasses the overlapping and mutually-informed eras of Jim Crow segregation and modern American public health practice.
Launched in 2011, D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous is a discussion forum series providing a snapshot of multidisciplinary projects and fostering networking across disciplines. We have moved DASER online where we are experimenting with different formats and meeting on the third Thursday of the month.
DASER is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.
D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is co-sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology. DASER fosters community and discussion around the intersection of art and science. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences or of Leonardo.
More about LASER Talks:
The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website.