Lectures and Workshops

ArtCenter Dialogues: Cedric Johnson

Monday, November 18, 2019

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Add to Calendar

The Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice
South Campus
950 S. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105

What Will it Take to End the Policing Crisis? Against the Technological Fix.

The last five years of popular protests have advanced numerous solutions to the intertwined problems of overpolicing and mass incarceration, from mandatory body cameras and civilian oversight boards to 'e-carceration' or the increased use of home detention.

Drawn from Dr. Johnson’s upcoming book, tentatively titled, “Policing and the Class Struggle,” this lecture critiques the view that the policing crisis and broader problem of mass incarceration can be resolved exclusively through technical solutions. Instead, Johnson argues that such technological remedies sidestep the crux of the matter—the class relations that contemporary policing was designed to manage.

ArtCenter Dialogues, a Toyota Motor Company Endowed Lecture Series programmed by ArtCenter's Humanities and Sciences Department, provides a forum for guests from a wide variety of backgrounds to inspire thoughtful discussion and broaden perspectives. Speakers engage the community in a flexible number of educational platforms, including lectures, panel discussions, workshops and collaborative endeavors.

Image: Reindigenizing the Self: Courtesy of the artist and Volume Gallery, Chicago.