The Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Seminar

10th Anniversary Symposium


A poster with the panels for the day listed on a purple background

Symposium Schedule

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - Dartmouth College
Events on Thursday, October 13, take place in Gilman Auditorium, The Hood Museum

4:00 PM  Welcome: Kimberly Juanita Brown

Elongations of Empire

  • Faith Smith, "Dread/Kin/Value"
  • Jyoti Puri, "Civilizationalism's Remains: Travel Writings on Bones and Ashes"
  • Kaysha Corinealdi, "Dreams of Arrival in Fractured Time"

6:00 PM  Plenary Talk: Julie Crooks, Art Gallery of Ontario
"Fragments of Epic Memory: Confronting the Past, Tilting into the Future"

Friday, October 14, 2022 - Dartmouth College
Events on Friday, October 14, take place in the Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center for the Arts.

10:15 AM  Welcome


  • Courtney R. Baker, "Theorizing the Black Cinematic Subject"
  • Marcia Chatelain, "The Story of Black America...Brough to you by Mcdonalds"
  • Rachel Afi Quinn, "Being La Dominicana: Theorizing Mixed Race in Dominican Visual Culture"
  • Iyko Day, "Fourth Worlds and the Art of Logistical Failure"

1:30 PM  Art in the Activism, Activism in the Art

  • K. Melchor Quick Hall, "Food, Water, and Black Women's Survival: Picturing a Transnational Black Women's Community Network"
  • LaRose Davis, "Fevered Dreams: A Pandemic Film in Pandemic Times"
  • Vanessa Liles, "Knowable, Yet Unseen"
  • Trimiko Melancon, "What do you Have to Lose?: Or, 'Is this America, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?'"

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - MIT
Events on Saturday, October 15, take place at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Hybrid Testimonies

  • Kellie Carter Jackson
  • Sandy Alexandre
  • Kelli Moore

Plenary Talk: DJ Lynnée Denise—Zoom

Technologies of Desire and Design

  • Eunsong Kim
  • Alex Agloro
  • Patricia Lott
  • Dell Marie Hamilton


  • Aneeka Henderson
  • Brittnay Proctor
  • Zoe Samudzi