Events in UCIS
Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8
Thursday, January 13
French casual conversation table. Open to all students of all levels of proficiency.
Colombia & Bolivia, 2020 | Documentary
This film deals with the "Embera Chami" society, an Amerindian community, where machismo is very present. This film denounces in a way the excision undergone by these women, which he will folow on a daily basis, and in particular Luz, hidden, masked, whose only hands, feet and hair are shown, singing of the pain of their bodies and that of having had to leave her village, following her refusal to keep quiet about her genitals removal.
She sings about her physical and psychological pain. These traditional songs accompany us through the film, as a prayer, bringing hope to the women and allowing them to speak. The body is taboo here, and the term "ablation" here extends far beyond a "little thing."
The violence of this practice is treated ina poetic, gentle way, contrasting with the theme. This documentary gives the women the chance to express themselves, the director gives them a voice.
Part one of series on innovations in contemporary Japanese architecture
Pavilions built for international fairs are unique structures able to materialize the fantasy of other worlds within the immediate realm of the visitors. Typically designed to represent the aesthetics and architectural character of foreign nations, these pavilions attain international meanings outside of their respective countries and respond to different regional contexts. This talk examines the evolution of this unique trans-national building type over the course of more than 150 years through three pavilions that link Japan with the West: British architect/designer Thomas Jeckyll’s Japanese-inspired pavilion designed for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the 1954-55 Japanese Exhibition House designed by Junzō Yoshimura for the Museum of Modern Art in New York that was later moved to Philadelphia, and the 2002 Serpentine Pavilion built in London by Japanese architect Toyo Ito.