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