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Prof Nicholas Mirzoeff Inaugural Lecture
'On The Ground: The Imprint of Abolition Democracy from Haiti to Occupy', Thu 22 May 2014 - 5.00 pm Room C211, College Building

On The Ground: The Imprint of Abolition Democracy from Haiti to Occupy

Prof Nicholas Mirzoeff Inaugural Lecture

In Room C211, College Building
Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, London, NW4 4BT
Thursday 22 May 2014 at 5.00 pm
 
In this presentation, Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff will use the frame of his ongoing work to explore his career's trajectory from visual culture to visual activism. He looks at how abolitionists have claimed shared land for living, farming and to sustain democracy after moments of revolutionary transformation.

Mirzoeff will break this up into sections from the Haitian Revolution, Reconstruction (1865-77), the Civil Rights Movement and the Occupy movement. It is the ground that holds the imprint of the commons. When abolitionists try to surrogate that moment into visual form, it creates a photographic commons, as he will show with lots of fun visual examples.