170 St. George Street, JHB room 1029
Time: Mar 4th, 9:30 am End: Mar 4th, 11:30 am
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A master class for undergraduates, taught by Arjun Appadurai, NYU
Jackman Humanities Institute Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2015-2016 on the annual theme of Things that Matter:
Failure reveals a different side of human aspirations, limitations and measures than does success. In this sense, success and failure, epistemologically speaking, are not two sides of one coin. This is especially true because failure is not an objective material fact, which can yield to global standards and criteria. Failure is always a judgment, pronounced by those whom a particular period, culture or profession authorizes to declare failure. Thus failure is always a matter of perspective and of power. Given this this contextual variability, failure is inevitably subject to the lens of media and mediation, and is always the subject of debate and interpretation. Failure is interesting not so much because it teaches us more about success but because it is a lens into the shifting criteria which different groups and institutions bring to bear on what they value most, in their lives, their projects and their societies.
To register for FAILURE, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/failure-tickets-20926532823
We welcome students who are registered in any undergraduate program at any of the University of Toronto's three campuses. Transportation assistance for students from UT-Scarborough will be available. Refreshments will be provided.
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