Event Title

Aesthetics and Law

Chair

Pradeep Sharma (Provost, Rhode Island School of Design)

Location

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum, 20 N Main St Providence RI 02903

Zoom level

15

Start Date

12-3-2016 2:30 PM

End Date

12-3-2016 4:15 PM

Description

What are the roles of aesthetics in the law and the impact of legal disputes on aesthetics?

Speakers

Stefano Bloch is a trained urban geographer who specializes in social and spatial theory, cultural criminology, and subcultures, with expertise in the areas of low-level criminality, critical urban theory, and the production, practice, and aesthetic of graffiti. After receiving his BA from UC Santa Cruz, MA in Urban Planning from UCLA where he worked with Edward W. Soja, and Ph.D in Geography from the university of Minnesota, he came to Brown University as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cogut Center for the Humanities and is currently a Presidential Diversity Fellow in Urban Studies. https://vivo.brown.edu/display/sebloch

Stefano Bloch's extended biography

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento is an artist, writer, teacher and lawyer interested in the analysis of property and structures, in both tangible and intangible forms, through the means of artistic and cultural production. In 2003 Sarmiento attended law school as an art project. In 2010 he founded the Art & Law Program in New York City, a semester-long seminar series with a theoretical and philosophical focus on the relationship between art and law. Sarmiento is a graduate of the University of Texas-El Paso, the California Institute of the Arts, the Whitney Independent Study Program, and Cornell Law School. sergiomunozsarmiento.com

Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento's extended biography

Brian Soucek is an assistant professor at UC Davis School of Law, where he teaches Anti-discrimination Law, Constitutional Law, and Civil Procedure; from 2005-2008, he was a member of the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. Soucek received his PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University and his JD from Yale Law School. He brings his background in the philosophy of art to bear questions regarding the law’s relationship to appearances and the aesthetic. Soucek’s writing has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, cited in the federal courts, and recently honored with UCLA’s Dukeminier Award recognizing the year’s best article on sexual orientation law. https://law.ucdavis.edu/faculty/soucek/

Brian Soucek's extended biography

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Mar 12th, 2:30 PM Mar 12th, 4:15 PM

Aesthetics and Law

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum, 20 N Main St Providence RI 02903

What are the roles of aesthetics in the law and the impact of legal disputes on aesthetics?