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PNTG Seminar 4102, "Colouring": Reading Schedule

Michael Taussig

Michael Taussig is an anthropologist and doctor who teaches at Columbia University. His book, 'What Color is the Sacred?' is the best book on colour that I've read.

Colour Lex

Weekly Topic and Reading Schedule

The UceLi String Quartet plays to a sold out house (2,292 seats) of potted plants during the 2020 pandemic, Barcelona's Gran Teatre


Everyone: Each week you are asked to prepare all of the readings for discussion. This preparation will include

i) reading each text as least once, ideally twice

ii) noting any vocabulary, concepts or passages that you find opaque or hard to understand; bring these questions to the discussion

iii) noting any passages that resonate with ideas you've come across before or which have connections to material we've discussed in class already,

iv) noting any passages/ideas that resonate with your personal/studio experiences


Student Facilitator: For the week you are facilitating the reading discussion you are asked to

i) open the discussion of each reading with a short precis about the text that briefly outlines the main points/ideas of the reading

ii) prepare three questions for the group to consider, for each of the three readings (ie reading 1, three questions, reading 2, three questions)

iii) 'facilitate' the conversation by considering links between people's comments (and articulating these links if that hasn't happened organically), asking people to further articulate their ideas if necessary, asking for comments on specific aspects of the text etc

iv) you are most welcome to bring images or other resources to share with the group