CSSD Project Director Jack Halberstam Co-Curates Conference at Stedelijk Museum

Professor Jack Halberstam, director of the CSSD project Queer Theory: Here, Now, and Everywhere, recently co-curated a conference and festival at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The conference, titled Hold Me Now - Feel and Touch in an Unreal World, was held from March 21-24 2018, and co-curated by Karen Archey, Rizvana Bradley, and Mark Paterson.

Consisting of four single-day “discursive, and at times perforative” programs, each curated by one of the four curators, the conference aimed to examine the ways in which touch operates in contemporary “technologically mediated, dematerialized digital cultures”, further examining touch “in artistic, philosophical, and political terms to conceive how the haptic is thought and experienced in life, art and design, and theory.”

In addition to serving as a CSSD project director and member of the CSSD Executive Committee, Halberstam is also Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.