Graduate Alumni > 2020 - 2021 Mitchell Lecture Series

What Place is This
What Place is This
Jee Yeun Lee
December 9, 2020 (4-5:15pm, CST)

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How do we understand the place we are in? In this lecture, JeeYeun Lee will talk about her recent work, which uses walking as a durational practice to witness present-day environments created through genocide, colonization, slavery, and segregation in places like Detroit, Santa Fe, and Chicago. Can you feel the layers of history in a place as you walk? We will investigate how we might walk together through the medium of zoom.

JeeYeun Lee is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and activist based in Chicago. Through performance, objects, and socially engaged art, her work explores dynamics of power, connection, violence and resistance. Her work has been shown in Chicago, Detroit, Santa Fe, Ohio, Missouri, and France. She has worked with social justice and community-based organizations for over twenty-five years in immigrant rights, economic justice, LGBTQ issues, and domestic violence. She holds an M.F.A. in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and B.A. in Linguistics from Stanford University.