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How might the visual arts help us see history with new eyes? In what ways do artistic works call upon us to look at our present differently—perhaps, not just as a moment in time but as the echo of an unending catastrophe? How might both of these practices of seeing and looking compel us towards a new kind of response, a new notion of responsibility or, even, an ethics that is informed by the inchoate longings for other worlds that persistently haunt this world? In this course, Dr. Nijah Cunningham asked students to think about limits and potentials of visualizing disaster through art. The course website documents their responses.


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