Friday, October 9, 2009
MOJ readers in NYC next weekend might be interested in the Burunat Memorial Lecture, "The Beauty of Justice: Community Muralism and Social Change," featuring Marueen O'Connell of Fordham's Theology Department, on Sunday October 18, 2009, 4:00 pm at Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St., NY NY. Be sure to RSVP because I don't think the space is huge, 718-817-3240. Here's the blurb:
"She will examine the ethical and aesthetic implications of community murals in Philadelphia. Most of this wall-sized art is facilitated by the city’s Mural Arts Program in collaboration with marginalized populations throughout the city—including neighborhoods plagued by concentrated poverty, truant or delinquent youth, and incarcerated people. Her research shows how community art conveys ideas about what it means to be human living in community and about how to see and understand what human flourishing is."
In case you are not in NYC, here's an interview with O'Connell focusing on her Mural Arts Program research. And this is also a way to take issue with Rick's surmisal that Nicole Stelle Garnett's book on "Ordering the City" has little to do with the Catholic Legal Theory project. So there.