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Please join the School of Art at The Cooper Union for an event on Oct. 6, 4 pm.
“A riot is the language of the unheard”: an exercise in unrestrained speech
Saturday, October 6, 4pm
The Rose Auditorium, The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square
Mary Walling Blackburn + Che Chen
David Levi Strauss
The event features a variety of contemporary and historic material such as re-performed texts, agitational poetry, experimental theater,
pedagogic exercises, as well as everyday collections of testimonials, essays, and private ruminations.
Envisioned as a “rough cut” anthology of live subversive speech acts, “A riot is the language of the unheard” is an experimental tribute to
parrhesia, or defiant and confrontational speech. As surveillance and force is becoming increasingly utilized to control and manage
resistance, this program seeks to address how the right to speak is also a politics of listening.
Contact and directions:
Rose Auditorium entrance on Third Avenue and E 7th Street, Lower Level NYC
Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R)