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KEYNOTE: Improvisation and Diaspora: Why New Orleans Matters

George Lipsitz

Published: 2008-09-03

VIDEO: Dr. Lipsitz discusses transcultural understanding and improvisation in the context of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's destruction of New Orleans in 2005. TEXT: A biography and abstract for Dr. Lipsitz.

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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis