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Presentation by Juliet Koss, associate professor of art history, Scripps College In an article in the Soviet newspaper Pravda in 1932, Sergei Tret'iakov proposed the construction of a new building for Moscow. It would be a "Moskvarium," a word conflating Moscow and planetarium, and within it a giant, constantly changing architectural model would depict the historical, present-day, and future city of Moscow. An agglomeration of technological wonders in a stunningly modern building, it would render a series of spatial and temporal inversions in architectural form, from its visitors' aerial view to the complex forms of time travel it would allow them to undertake. At a pivotal moment in Soviet history, this architectural arrangement and its marvelous mechanisms showed time and space being miraculously, impossibly upended.
Mapping the Fatefulness in Everyday Life
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Alice Goffman, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Alice Goffman is an ethnographer who writes about inequality, cities, and social interaction. Her book "On the Run" describes young men growing up as suspects and fugitives in the segregated Black neighborhoods torn apart by intensive policing and targeted imprisonment. Her current project, "Mapping the Fatefulness in Everyday Life," is about the experiences that change people's bonds, habits, ideas and plans. She attended graduate school at Princeton and now teaches sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.