October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM 
Liam Young: Film Screening and Talk

Logan Center, Screening Room 201
Free, but space is limited. 

In this talk and film screening, speculative architect Liam Young presents works that move among the realms of architecture, film, and fiction. By merging documentary footage taken on expeditions around the world with fragments of speculative narratives, Young produces a vision of what he describes as an "exaggerated present." In this visually provocative and powerful medium and using the fluency of language that comes from storytelling, Young explores the complexity of cities and the influence of new technologies and networks on space, culture, and community.

October 24, 2019, 7:30 PM 
Hear in Now

Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
Free, but space is limited. 

HEAR in NOW is a collaborative trio that performs original jazz-tinged avant-classical compositions. Together since 2009 and residing in three separate locales, the women of Hear in Now bring together elements from their individual regions for a unique sound experience by exploring free improvisation along with through-composed pieces.

HEAR in NOW is comprised of Mazz Swift (New York City) on violin/vocals, Silvia Bolognesi (Siena, Italy) on double bass, and Tomeka Reid (Chicago) on cello. All three are active performers in the international music scene, having performed and/or recorded with William Parker, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Nicole Mitchell, Butch Morris, Vernon Reid, Burnt Sugar, and Members of the Black Rock Coalition, Enrico Rava, Keiko Bondjeson, and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. 

This event is part of the UChicago Experimental Music Series, presented by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative, and UChicago Arts.

Past Events 

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  • March 15, 3:30pm | Closed Loop: 3D Printing Workshop with Keeley Haftner and Will McFadden
  • April 15, 4:30pm | Lecture: Stefan Helmreich on The Water Next Time: Changing Wavescapes in the Anthropocene, South and North
  • April 27, 4:30pm | Expose Yourself! Molecular Movement, Magnifying Identity, Syntax & Songbirds
  • May 4, 5pm | Arts, Science + Culture 2015–16 Graduate Collaboration Grant final presentations. 
  • May 13, 7pm | ScreeningUn lac (A Lake), and Philippe Grandrieux in conversation with Raymond Bellour
  • May 14, 2pmScreeningWhite Epilepsy with Philippe Grandrieux
  • May 14, 7pmScreeningMalgré la nuit with Philippe Grandrieux
  • November 9 | Lecture: Johannes Goebel, founding director of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York


  • January 15, 5pm | Lecture: Carolyn L. Kane on Lillian Schwartz, Experimental Color, and Digital Art at Bell Laboratories, 1965–1984
  • April 19, 7pm | Lecture: Michael Light on Gardening the Human Park: Earth in the Anthropocene
  • May 5, 5pm | Arts, Science + Culture 2014–15 Graduate Collaboration Grant final presentations
  • May 21, 2–4pm | Arts, Science + Culture Compositions: Syntax & Songbirds, a composition for electronics and oboe; poetry reading by Hannah Brooks-Motl; presentation on the documentary film Fiction Addiction
  • June 4, 6pm | Lecture by Laura Kurgan: Seeing Through Data
  • October 27, 7pm | A Conversation with Thomas Hirschhorn and Yasmil Raymond on Gramsci Monument, A Living Sculpture
  • November 12, 5pm | Lecture: Giuliana Bruno – Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media