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Center for Imagination in the Borderlands Launch

Image of poster advertising the launch of the ASU Center for Imagination in the Borderlands

Join the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University for a Reading & Performance Launch Celebration on January, 23, 2020, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Katzin Concert Hall (Music Building West), 50 Gammage Parkway, in Tempe, AZ.

We invite you into this indigenous space of language, inquiry, and wonder as we consider our desert and its many bodies of land, water, language, and person. Join us as we constellate our borderlands and the radical imaginations shaped here with those radical imaginations and conversations occurring, and yet to occur, nationally and internationally, along other borders. We welcome you into our conversations as we embrace the tensions of our borderlands—the stories, languages, questions, loves, and arts made here—as a necessary part of the futures we have yet to create.

Artists, performers, and speakers include:

Hosted by Natalie Diaz, director of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands, Akimel O’odham Poet, MacArthur Fellow, Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry, and Associate Professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University.

Followed by a conversation exploring the power of language and art in re-imagining our borderlands. 

The Center for Imagination in the Borderlands is part of the Humanities Division of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.


Do I need to RSVP?

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required to attend the Reading & Performance Launch Celebration. Seats are first-come, first-serve on the night of the event. However, if you would like more information and to sign up for a reminder for the event, you may do so here.

Will books be for sale?

Palabras Bilingual Bookstore will be selling books from the visiting authors of the event during the reception before the program and after the program. There is not a designated author signing at this event. Guests are welcome to approach the artist after the event during the short coffee period immediately following the program.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

This Reading & Performance Launch Celebration is held on the ASU campus. Parking recommendations may be found at (scroll to the bottom of the page). Select the orange, grey, or blue markers for parking options.

Felicia Zamora
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
Katzin Concert Hall
Music Building (MUSIC)
Tempe campus
Free of charge and open to the public