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collaged image of two people wearing dresses walking down the street, along with three sculptural artworks

Re-Assemblage: Urban Geography and American Art History

photograph of an ancient Peruvian sculpture in gray stone of a kneeling figure holding an infant

Engaging the Moche Sex Pots

Video: Alice von Bieberstein on Treasure Hunting and Necrospeculation in Turkey

Video: Paul Graves-Brown on Pop Archaeology in London

Video: Jeremy F. Walton on the Contested Times of Hagia Sophia

wall mural of David Bowie with pile of flower bouquets on the ground in front of it

Pop Archaeology in London

small-scale model of the Hagia Sophia building situated in a park

On the Contested Times of Hagia Sophia

a shovel lays on top of a pile of dirt in front of a hole, surrounded by pale green walls

Treasure Hunting and Necrospeculation in Turkey

The Lives of Things

What Do the Great Stones of Chavin Want?

Guerilla Metaphysics Reading Group

Object-Oriented Ontologies Roundtable Discussion

The Obscure Object of Archaeology

Invisible Designs: New Perspectives on Race and American Consumer Capitalism

Lunchtime Book Discussion

Scale, Matter, and Meaning: Sizing up Maps

Salvage 1.0: A Conference / Conversation / Caucus on Behalf of the Act and the Art of Salvage

Salvage 2.1: Reanimation

Salvage 2.0: Meanings / Material / Value

Salvage 3.0: Built Space

DeSigning Praxis: Design as Pedagogy

DeSigning Praxis: DeSign Cosmologies

The Rise of Fashion

Walk/Pose, Movement/Flow

From SAIC to MODA: A Salvage Design Practice Workshop

Salvage 3.1

DeSigning Praxis: DeSigning Infrastructure

DeSigning Praxis: Design as Political Economy

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Object Cultures Project

Most generally the task of this module is to formulate new ways of understanding how people transform the physical object world and how that world in turn transforms them. We are concerned with the mutual constitution of subject and object, the animate and inanimate, person and thing, and with the ways objects mediate individual and group identities.

Shannon Lee Dawdy