David Gersten at SUNY Albany on Oct 16

We are pleased to announce that Director David Gersten will offer a keynote address as SUNY Albany celebrates the 25th anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences. Entitled ‘Developing New Ways of Knowing: Education, Art, Space and Place,'

In this talk Professor Gersten will address transformation and education, drawing on a wide spectrum of areas of inquire and ‘ways of knowing’, including, evolutionary biology, geography, language, communication, the visual arts, theater, film, the cognitive sciences and living systems. He will address interdisciplinary studies within the Arts, Humanities and Sciences, from a number of perspectives, sharing projects and collaborations from Arts Letters & Numbers  specifically looking at the interdependence of education and the spaces of education. Asking the question ‘where do we know what we know?’ and speaking to the relationship between ‘embodied experience’ and ‘embodied knowledge’ the talk develops the idea that “What we ‘know’ is constructed not only within us, or the exterior world, but in-fact emerges between the world and our experience of it. This opens up the possibility of education as a communicative exchange between individuals, their social environments, their knowledge environments, and their spatial environments.

Panel Discussion

Tuesday Oct 16, 4:15 - 5:35pm 
“Engaging in a Changing World: The Transformative Power of Education

Across Disciplines”: Conversation with CAS faculty

Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus

Keith Earl, Associate Professor, Physics

Vivien Ng, Associate Professor, Women’s Gender and Sexuality

John Pipkin, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Geography and Planning

Moderator: Daniel Goodwin, Associate Professor, Department of Art &

Art History


Tuesday Oct 16, 7:00 pm 
“Developing New Ways of Knowing: Education, Art, Space, and Place,” with images, video, and Q&A