Groundwork Reading Group Session 3
February 7, 6:30–8:30pm
Organized by Prem Krishnamurthy
with David Giles
Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire by Jack Halberstam
The Emissary by Yoko Tawada
Please come with a sentence or short section from each text to read aloud and discuss.
Groundwork Reading Group’s third gathering takes place on February 7, 2024. We will be reading Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire by Jack Halberstam and The Emissary by Yoko Tawada, both chosen at the reading group’s last session.
Organized by David Giles and Prem Krishnamurthy as part of Department of Transformation‘s residency at Canal Projects, the program invites participants to propose complex or challenging texts that merit collective engagement. The reading group asks: Can we redefine our futures through the redefinition of our forms? How might reading together itself be a transformative act?
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David Giles has worked at the intersection of urban policy, community development, and design for the last 15 years, first as the research director at the Center for an Urban Future and more recently as chief strategy officer at Brooklyn Public Library. He is interested in tactical urban design, public library innovation, community-driven planning, and convivial pedagogies. At BPL, David helped to design and launch the BKLYN Incubator, an innovation fund and support system for library-community partnerships. He has spoken widely on the changing role of libraries in the 21st century information economy. David lives and works in New York City and the Catskills.