Literature Program

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

UB Humanities Institute and Hallwalls present

Marion Werner

Scholars@Hallwalls: Latin American Development in a Neoliberal Age

 What has become of the development project since its core institutions—the World Bank and the IMF—faced a groundswell of opposition coming from Latin America and Asia at the turn of the millennium? This talk will explore this question through a discussion of recent development policies to promote export industries in the global South. Despite strong challenges to market rule and serial financial crises, development practitioners increasingly promote practices meant to administer competitiveness amongst workers and small producers through global market integration. Presentation by Marion Werner.

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.