IU Folklore Event w/ Alumna, Dr. Benedetti: Gathering on the National Mall: Infrastructures, Logistics, and Political Meaning-Making

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May 27, 2021
2:00PM - 3:00PM
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Add to Calendar 2021-05-27 14:00:00 2021-05-27 15:00:00 IU Folklore Event w/ Alumna, Dr. Benedetti: Gathering on the National Mall: Infrastructures, Logistics, and Political Meaning-Making Gathering on the National Mall: Infrastructures, Logistics, and Political Meaning-Making A Lecture by Dr. Cristina Benedetti, Professional Associate, Center for Folklore Studies, The Ohio State University Hosted by Folklore and Ethnomusicology at the Indiana University Register here: https://events.iu.edu/folklore/event/188792-1  The National Mall in Washington, DC is a site of human meaning-making animated by various kinds of use: ceremony, celebration, memorialization, tourism, leisure, work, protest, and recently, insurrection. A unique political space, it has become a stage upon which various actors have called on their government and their fellow citizens to act. Building on the work of folklorists and other scholars who have turned their attention to the Mall, Dr. Benedetti suggest that employing the conceptual frames of infrastructures and logistics help surface new understandings about this landscape, and about those who have used it to make political and social claims. Zoom Center for Folklore Studies cfs@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Gathering on the National Mall: Infrastructures, Logistics, and Political Meaning-Making
A Lecture by Dr. Cristina Benedetti, Professional Associate, Center for Folklore Studies, The Ohio State University

Hosted by Folklore and Ethnomusicology at the Indiana University

Register here: https://events.iu.edu/folklore/event/188792-1 

The National Mall in Washington, DC is a site of human meaning-making animated by various kinds of use: ceremony, celebration, memorialization, tourism, leisure, work, protest, and recently, insurrection. A unique political space, it has become a stage upon which various actors have called on their government and their fellow citizens to act. Building on the work of folklorists and other scholars who have turned their attention to the Mall, Dr. Benedetti suggest that employing the conceptual frames of infrastructures and logistics help surface new understandings about this landscape, and about those who have used it to make political and social claims.