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Monday October 25
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join Philip Ording, Mathematics faculty, for "Patterns, Please: A Virtual Walkthrough of Wall Power!" at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. There are many ways to look at a quilt but what often attracts our eyes first is the balance of repetition and variation, symmetry and informality, pattern and contrast. This virtual gallery tour of "Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts" from the American Folk Art Museum will look at these features of quilt design from a geometric point of view. Join mathematician and author Philip Ording in an exploration of the structure of quilt patterns, from the simple to the complex. Philip has also been a geometry consultant to New York-based artists for nearly two decades. Wall Power! was on view at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY earlier this year. A zoom link will be sent to registrants within 24 hours of the event or email alum@sarahlawrence.edu.
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Wednesday November 17
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join Una Chung, Hyman H. Kleinman Fellowship in the Humanities, for "A Walking Meditation through Alexandria, Egypt" at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. This seminar is based on fieldwork Una undertook in Alexandria, Egypt in December 2019, with the support of a grant from Sarah Lawrence College. Following the instructions and maps provided by E.M. Forster in his travel book, Alexandria: A History and a Guide (1922), she attempted to retrace Forster’s eight walks in Alexandria as an exercise in postcolonial psychogeography, urban history, and literary fieldwork. The resulting travel essay interweaves stories about Forster’s life and love for Alexandria with her own observations of this famously cosmopolitan city as it appears in today’s world, and concludes with ruminations on the nature of travel, the loss of things to see, and the bardo of everyday life. In this seminar, Una will share excerpts of her essay and provide contextualization from her research on literature, travel, and Eastern philosophy. A zoom link will be sent to registrants within 24 hours of the event or email alum@sarahlawrence.edu.
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