A lecture by DR. SHARON SLIWINSKI
Can dreams be understood as a form of political thought? How might these experiences serve as a medium of civil resistance? Sliwinski will discuss these questions and her latest project, THE MUSEUM OF DREAMS, an online hub for exploring the social and political significance of dream-life. The Museum’s goal is to collect and showcase the generative and performative nature of dream-life – all the remarkable ways people have put their dreams to work.
DATE: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, 6:00-8:00
LOCATION: UIC Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL, 60607
Sharon Sliwinski is the creator and editor of the Museum of Dreams, and associate professor in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University in Canada. She is the author of Dreaming in Dark Times (2017), Human Rights in Camera (2011), and co-editor, with Shawn Michelle Smith, of Photography and the Optical Unconscious (2017).
Tim Hetherington, AFGHANISTAN. Korengal Valley, Kunar Province. July 2008. Sergeant Elliot Alcantara sleeping.
Courtesy of the Tim Hetherington Trust