As we continue to keep our distance, wear masks, and wash our hands, we’ve compiled a To Do List for this week with digital events around the world the editors are excited about.
Thursday, June 25
A presentation about the design and art of counterculture newspapers, leaflets and posters.
Friday, June 26
Writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples and producer Neil Creque Williams discuss the process of making the film Miss Juneteenth, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win SXSW’s Louis Black “Lone Star” Award. Before joining this free webinar, watch Miss Juneteenth on the streaming platform of your choice. Registration required.
Saturday, June 27
Art Writing Incubator Public Talk: Burnaway Editors – 11:30 am EDT
The first public conversation in this year’s cycle of our signature writing program, the Art Writing Incubator.
Discrit: BLACK MEME by Legacy Russell – 12 pm EDT
Legacy Russell will discuss the creation and proliferation of memes in relationship to Black culture from 1900 to present.
LatinX: The International Poetry Family – 3 pm EDT
Poets from the Latinx diaspora living in the UK and US will read poems and discuss Latinx poetry.
Moliére’s play, usually performed in Central Park, will be performed online.
Sunday, June 28
Two award-winning documentary photographers will discuss photography and their processes.
Monday, June 29
HIV/AIDS: Activism and Posters – 5:30 pm EDT
A discussion around the art of HIV/AIDS activism in groups like ACT UP and the Lavender Menace.
Wednesday, July 1
Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America – 7 pm EDT
Haymarket Books presents a conversation between Eddie Glaude Jr. and Cornel West, who will discuss the enduring legacy of James Baldwin and lessons from his work for confronting racism today.
Tuesday, July 7
MIT Press Author Talk: Think Tank Aesthetics with Pamela Lee – 12:30 pm EDT
Pamela Lee traces the complex encounters between Cold War think tanks and the art of that era. Lee shows how the approaches and methods of think tanks—including systems theory, operations research, and cybernetics—paved the way for a peculiar genre of midcentury modernism and set the terms for contemporary neoliberalism.
Thursday, July 9
The curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center, Alexander Tochilovsky, will discuss the history of the center and the evolution of its collection and recent acquisitions of Japanese graphic design ephemera.