Hiking the Horizontal: Trans-disciplinary Practices for Tackling Questions Big and Small, A Keynote Address by Liz Lerman

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm
Hancher Auditorium
Park Road
Iowa City, IA 52242

Hiking the Horizontal: Trans-disciplinary Practices for Tackling Questions Big and Small

A keynote address by Liz Lerman as part of "Me and We: Collective Acts Toward Sustainability"

What roles can art have in fields as diverse as faith, aging, particle physics, war-time medicine, and human rights law? What happens to our various fields of study and action when we collaborate across disciplines and domains? How does sharing these ideas sustain inquiry, innovation, and the emergence of new knowledge? How do artistic practices developed through choreography, concert, and community contribute to the way that artists can live in the world? In this talk, MacArthur Fellow, choreographer, writer, and educator Liz Lerman will tackle these questions, as she has over decades of dance-making about urgent real-life issues.

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, teacher, and speaker. She has spent the past four decades making her artistic research personal, funny, intellectually vivid, and up to the minute. A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to everyone from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in both research and experiences that are participatory, relevant, urgent, and usable by others. In 2016, Lerman was named the first Institute Professor at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, where she is building a new ensemble lab focused on creative research.

The keynote address is free and open to the public. 

Time:  5:30 pm

Location:  Stanley Café in Hancher Auditorium