Monthly Archives: April 2009

South Asia Architectural and Urban Histories Symposium

Friday, May 1, 2009.
5:00 pm Keynote address
Swati Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture
University of California Santa Barbara

Saturday, May 2, 2009
9:00 am Introduction
Michael Fisher
Robert S. Danforth Professor of History, Oberlin College.

9:30 am: Pedestrian Problems in early Twentieth Century Bombay
Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria, Assistant Professor, Department of
Anthropology, Smith College.

10:15 am: Water and Waste as Shahjahanabad Becomes Old Delhi
Michael Fisher, Robert S. Danforth Professor of History, Oberlin College.

11:00 am to 11:30 am: Discussion led by Vandana Baweja, OKUM Postdoctoral
Fellow, Department of Art, Oberlin College.

1:00: Architectural History in South Asia: Critical Perspectives and Prospects
Madhuri Desai, Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies,
Department of Art History, Penn State University.

1:45: Stones, Stories and Science: Archaeology and the Invention of the
“National” Monument in Colonial India
Mrinalini Rajagopalan
Assistant Professor/ Faculty Fellow of ‘The City’ , John W. Draper
Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought,
New York University

2:30 Discussion and closing remarks led by Paula Richman
Danforth Professor of Religion, Oberlin College

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Posted by on April 30, 2009 in Uncategorized


Last esc lecture of the semester!

esc: Sara Krugman, Kelly Schmader and Hilary Zarabi-Aazam

The last esc of the semester is hosting three senior students from the Art Department. Sara Krugman, Kelly Schmader, and Hilary Zarabi-Aazam will present their artworks and talk about the conceptual framework behind these projects.

There will be snacks, beverages and stimulating conversations.
Hope to see you all there.

Thursday, May 7, 8.00pm
128 Forest St. Oberlin, OH (Behind Lord-Saunders) for additional info and directions.

This information courtesy of Arzu Ozkal

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Posted by on April 30, 2009 in Uncategorized


Andrew Spencer’s Senior Show

“A Trip to the Gallery”
Senior Thesis Exhibition
Andrew Spencer
Friday May 1, 2009
8:00 pm, Fisher Gallery

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Posted by on April 30, 2009 in Uncategorized


Big Parade This Saturday!!

See the press release below:

This Saturday: Join the Big Parade

The Big Parade is this Saturday, May 2nd. If you want to join the fun and march in the parade, just show up (in your last minute costumes) to Eastwood Elementary School (198 E. College St.) at 10am on Saturday. Don’t worry if you don’t have a great costume, bring some pots to bang on, or just bring your smile!

If you can’t march in the parade, at least be sure not to miss it! Line up on College Street at 11am to see all the floats. And join us in Tappan Square all day for more fun and festivities. There will be free food, music and carnival games all afternoon.

Saturday, May 2nd
join 10am Eastwood Elementary
watch 11am East College Street
play all day Tappan Square
(In the case of heavy rain, the Big Parade will take Place on Sunday, May 3rd.)

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Posted by on April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized


Oberlin Film Festival: Call for Submissions

Just a reminder:


(a chance for you to show the work that doesn’t have a venue to be screened in, this can be work you’ve made a while ago, or work for a class that won’t be shown publically)




brought to you by the Oberlin Film Co-op and the Oberlin Film Series

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Posted by on April 23, 2009 in call for work


Amy and Misha’s Senior Show

Senior Studio and Thesis Final Show
works by Amy Giovanna Rinaldi and Misha Davidoff
Friday April 24th 8-11pm
Fisher Gallery

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Posted by on April 21, 2009 in Uncategorized


Make the Solar System in Tappan

solar-systemThe Astronomy club and Physics department are looking for student artists who would like to help build a scale model of the Solar system. These to-scale models will be set up on Tappan Square during Commencement Week. If you’re interested in helping build representations of the planets, Sun, and moon (no word yet on Pluto), contact Henry McCaslin. The Astronomy Club will partially reimburse materials costs, and your name as designer/artist will accompany this display.

Models are due by May 18, so start thinking today! (Maybe incorporate it into your Big Parade float?)

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Posted by on April 20, 2009 in call for work


BBYO.PPT this Wednesday

Earlier this semester, we blogged a call for entries regarding Pioneer Species’ bbyo.ppt event. This Wednesday at 9 PM, you can come to see who has answered that call. Bring-your-own-powerpoint events began last year in Pittsburgh, and follow straightforward, simple rules. Each presentation will be six minutes, 20 slides at 20 seconds apiece. Topics cannot be about one’s day job, and at Oberlin will touch upon topics such as Scrabble, chaos theory & music, UFOs, and Beyoncé, among other things

We are also very lucky to have Jonathan Brodsky, the so-called founder of bbyo.ppt, who will be presenting a powerpoint of his very own. He will be joined by past and present Obies Cody Darling, Sam Draisin, Kemi Gbadebo, David Greenberg, Brady Higa, Connor Lee, Helen Lee, Matt Presto, Max Rivlin-Nadler, Jim Rowell, Arden Surdam with Kalan Sherrard, Happah Tepper, and Nicholas Weiss.

This event is free and open to the public 16.5 South Main St on Wednesday April 22 at 9 PM. Seating is limited, so bring a cushion.
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Posted by on April 20, 2009 in Visiting Speaker


Edgar Arceneaux of The Watts House Project

Edgar Arceneaux
The Watts House Project

April 19th
7:00 PM
Black River Cafe-After Hours

Reception to follow
Ellen Johnson Visiting Artist Lecture Series Spring 2009

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Posted by on April 17, 2009 in Visiting Artist


Sarah and Ayla’s Senior Show

That Space Between
A final show by Sara Krugman and Ayla Zeimer
SATURDAY, April 18th, 8pm.
Fisher Gallery

Sarah and Ayla

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Posted by on April 16, 2009 in Uncategorized