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Orozco bore witness to the Mexican Revolution and chose, in the New School murals, to depict “revolutions revolving around the periphery of the European center.” Which revolutions would you choose to depict on these walls today?
The lively discussion focused around three general core topics as they relate to the mural: How have the issues concerning identity and power changed, and how would this effect who sits at the table? What are the pressing differences and conflicts that need to be negotiated today, and ultimately how does a re-imagined table address these new conflicts? In an increasing fragmented and polarized culture, has the idea of a salon, such as the Delphic Circle, where conflicting philosophies can be fervently discussed become obsolete?
Banu Bargu, Assistant Professor, Political Science, NSSR
Helena Maria Chmielewska-Szlajfer, PhD student, Sociology, NSSR
Stefania de Kennessey, Chair, The Arts, Associate Professor of Music, Eugene Lang College
Oz Frankel, Assistant Professor, Historical Studies, NSSR
Rezvaneh Ganji, PhD student, Sociology, NSSR
Victoria Hattam, Associate Professor, Political Science, NSSR
Maria Pia Lara, Visiting Professor, Philosophy, University Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
Lenore Malen, Artist and writer, Associate Professor, Fine Arts, AMT
James Miller, Professor, Psychology, NSSR