My book, The Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki, is now under contract with SUNY Press. We’re hopeful for publication by late 2018/early 2019. (The book’s former title was Unbearable Identities.)
A treatment for a screenplay I wrote about community organizing in the wake of 1960s race riots was also purchased by a small production company, and I am beginning work on the full screenplay.
The film comes out of my ongoing interest in the arts and organizing, about which I have just published an essay in ASAP/J, available here.
This Saturday Rit Premnath and I will launch our second series of Shifter discussions. Building on our work with The Dictionary of the Possible, we are now beginning a new series on “Learning and Unlearning.” The first selection of events will be on “Unlearning Work” at Art in General as part of an exhibition by Danilo Correale.
Research Service has been invited to give presentations at Bard Graduate Center in January and CAA in February. More information on that soon.
And, finally, a project I am doing with Anthea Behm about gentrification has been selected by 14×48 for a public billboard project in spring 2018.