Anne Anlin Cheng, "Monsters, Cyborgs, and Vases: Apparitions of the Yellow Woman"


Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

What does it mean to be a human ornament, to be a subject who survives as or through crushing objecthood? What is beauty for the unbeautiful?

This talk takes a series of humanoid objects – monsters, cyborgs, and standing vases – as fulcrums through which to explore how racialized gender, specifically the specter of the yellow woman, animates the designs of futurity and enables the slippage between the human and the inhuman so fundamental to the dream of modernity.

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