Mapping Spectral Cities with artist Sarnath Banerjee

Apr 5, 2019, 1:30 pm1:30 pm
Butler College Gallery


Event Description

Mapping Spectral Cities, a hands-on workshop with artist Sarnath Banerjee, Short-Term Visiting Belknap Fellow in History, South Asian Studies, and the Humanities Council

How do you map the myths, imaginations, aspirations, dreams, and nightmares of the city? How do these “soft” elements fit alongside the “hard city” of brick and mortar, sociology, demography, and statistics?
Sarnath Banerjee will work with students to explore spectral cities – urban forms and experiences and forms that have ghostly, “unreal” qualities – while also developing narratives about urban neighborhoods. After a preliminary introduction, participants will be invited to draw, map, use photographs and digital images, write poems on their impressions of this “soft city” of spectres, jinns and the otherworldly. 
Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. To RSVP, and for additional information, please contact Jacquelyn Walsh [email protected].

Kindly sponsored by the Humanities Council, Department of History, Program in South Asian Studies, and the Princeton Mellon Initiative.