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Hear, Here lecture series: “Radical Vernacular” with Mireille Roddier

October 10, 2023 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

To the mass standardization that has accompanied our thermo-industrialized society, we can oppose vernaculars (linguistic, architectural, economic, ritualistic, …) as forms that capacitate deceleration and autonomy through specificity and disconnection. In this talk, Roddier explores whose agency is privileged by the efficiency of norms and standards, and who benefits from the singularity of resilient adaptations by looking at practices of care, maintenance, and repair, along with their respective modes of transmission and know-how. Most crucially, this project probes the potential of vernacular forms to regulate our ever-increasing energy consumption and dissipation in the service of social and climate well-being.


October 10, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Osterman Common Room, Institute for the Humanities
202 S Thayer St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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