March 11–12, 2010: Symposium: Radars and Fences 3: Borders / Affect / Space

Friday, March 12, 2010

Radars and Fences 3: Borders / Affect / Space

Radars and Fences 3: March 11-12, 2010

A Symposium that includes Ricardo Dominguez, Teddy Cruz, and more TBA

Radars and Fences 2010 will explore the production of the Israel/Palestine and Mexico/US borders, examining how they engage affects, bodies, and spatial scales. Despite their seemingly confounding specificities, it is our intention to open up a dialogue between these borders in order to enable new terms of practical and political engagement. By bringing this plurality of perspectives into dialogue around the themes of affect and space, we hope to reinvigorate critical analysis of the border in all of its (im)materialities and locations.

Additional information:

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, the Hemispheric Institute, the Council for Media and Culture, the Taub Center for Israel Studies, the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Humanities Initiative at New York University.

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003 (get map)

Ricardo Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), a group who developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in 1998 in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. He is co-Director of Thing ( an ISP for artists and activists. Ricardo is an Assistant Professor at UCSD in the Visual Arts Department, a Hellman Fellow, and Principal/Principle Investigator at CALIT2 (

Teddy Cruz’ work dwells at the border between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico, where he has been developing a practice and pedagogy that emerge out of the particularities of this bicultural territory and the integration of theoretical research and design production. Teddy’ Cruz has been recognized internationally in collaboration with community-based nonprofit organizations such as Casa Familiar for its work on housing and its relationship to an urban policy more inclusive of social and cultural programs for the city. He obtained a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University and the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. He has recently received the 2004-05 James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize and is currently an Associate Professor in public culture and urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at UCSD in San Diego.