Event Date: 
04.11.19 to 04.13.19

Black Imagination Matters: BIM Incubator

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Workshops, symposia, and performances will take place Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00am-7:00pm

Please register for symposium and/or workshops here. Workshops take place as soon as Mar 9th.  See the full schedule at https://bim.princeton.edu/workshops/

Opening event and roundtable Thursday evening 6:30pm in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture:
Marshall Brown, beth coleman, Nijah Cunningham, V. Mitch McEwen, with Dean Monica Ponce de Leon

Preliminary BIM Incubator Workshops of Architechnopoetics throughout March and early April.  Architechnopoetic workshops and BIRDS performance are lovingly funded by the Council on Science and Technology.

BIM Incubator, organized by Assistant Professor V. Mitch McEwen, will consist of two days of experimental architecture, art, and technology workshops and poetic symposia that culminate in live performances staged at the Architectural Laboratory (Embodied Computation Lab and Labatore). The Incubator will serve as an intellectual platform for new thinking and making at the nexus of architecture, technology, the arts, and society that will engage academics, architects, artists, and robots at Princeton and beyond.  In addition to poetry and musical artists, the Incubator will premiere new work by a Burkina Faso-based dance company directed by Princeton visiting lecturer Olivier Tarpaga and supported by the New England Foundation of the Arts (NEFA).


Ruha Benjamin (Princeton)

Amina Blacksher (Columbia GSAPP)

Adrienne Brown (University of Chicago)

Marshall Brown (Princeton)

beth coleman (University of Waterloo)

Nijah Cunningham (Princeton)

Mario Gooden (Columbia GSAPP)

Jerome Haferd (Columbia GSAPP)

Douglas Kearney (Poetry Foundation, University of Minnesota)

Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio)

V. Mitch McEwen (Princeton)

Mario Moore (Hodder Fellow, Princeton)

Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Virginia Commonwealth University Arts)

Jenn Nkiru (Artist + Director)

Stefana Parascho (Princeton)

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (Author)

Olivier Tarpaga (Princeton)

Lauren Vasey (ETH Zurich)


Ruha Benjamin and Mario Gooden will open two parts of the two-day symposium. BIM is indebted to Benjamin’s work between science and technology and African-American Studies.

Full Details: https://bim.princeton.edu/

Featured in the press:
April 18, 2019, The Architect's Newspaper
BLACK IMAGINATION MATTERS Robots and poetry come alive at Black Imagination conference, by Drew Zeiba

Photos from workshops, roundtables, and events on Princeton SoA's Flickr:

 BIM Incubator - April 11-13, 2019