F**king Up: How Will You Talk About What Happened?


From experimental restaurants to performative lectures, from social networks to public protests, cultural practices that focus on group work are gaining visibility. F**king Up is a conversation series that asks artists, educators and curators to speak openly about struggles and desires in collaboration, documentation, narration and committment. Join these free public conversations at Eyebeam on the third Wednesday of the month, from March through June.

F**king Up is organized by OurGoodsA Blade of Grass and Eyebeam Art & Technology Center.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Larissa Harris is a curator at the Queens Museum of Art where most recently she organized the first US solo show of Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim. Upcoming projects for the expanded QMA, opening Fall 2013, include a People’s United Nations (or “pUN”) with Pedro Reyes and a retrospective of the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD). Previously, she worked closely with designer David Reinfurt, urbanist Damon Rich, and performance artist Michael Smith, among others, while associate director of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies. She finds solace in William James and Progressive-era thinker Louis Brandeis, and Eastern European and Russian science fiction.

Eve Tuck (Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York) is Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  She has conducted participatory action research with New York City youth on the uses and abuses of the GED option, the impacts of mayoral control, and school non-completion.  Her current research is with migrant youth in New York’s Hudson Valley.  Her publications are concerned with the ethics of social science research and educational research, Indigenous social and political thought, decolonizing research methodologies and theories of change, and the consequences of neoliberal accountability policies on school completion.  She is the author of Urban Youth and School Push-Out: Gateways, Get-aways, and the GED (Routledge, 2012).   Tuck’s writings have appeared in Harvard Educational Review, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education, and Society, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Journal for the International Society on Teacher Education, Urban Review, and several edited volumes.  With K. Wayne Yang she is co-editor of a special issue of International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (September, 2011) on youth resistance, and she is co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of Environmental Education Research on land education with Kate McCoy and Marcia McKenzie. Tuck is an enrolled member of the Tribal Government of St. Paul Island, in Alaska.

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