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Upcoming symposium: Improvisation is Something We Live

On March 30th, ICASP will host several distinguished scholars and performers at a symposium investigating the idea that "Improvisation is Something We Live."
Blending performance and discussion, the symposium will investigate the ways in which improvisation, in its many incarnations as part of hip hop culture, can be a survival strategy for members of marginalized populations, a way to work beyond conventional limits of cultural, social, and political life. We seek to examine hip hop art forms as modes of theoretical intervention in current modes of thought and practice; simultaneously we seek to bring together members of conventionally divided communities in a rich and productive conversation.

Further details, including speaker biographies and a schedule of events, can be found on the symposium's webpage.

There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls