Against the Norm: Body, Citizen, Constitution, State

In today’s world of divisive politics and social debate, the 24-hour news cycle and global urbanization have dramatically accelerated the speed at which we gather information and acquire knowledge. Science, technology, history, and culture have all converged to form the framework for some of our deepest held beliefs about society and ourselves.

But what if we only have part of the picture? How often do we question our knowledge—what we believe to be facts, and how such knowledge was formed?  What sorts of assumptions do we live by, even about the most basic aspects of who we are as bodies, citizens, and members of a shared political system?

Join some of the world’s most renowned thinkers from the University of Chicago’s new Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge for a series of short talks that pull at the seams of our assumptions, uncover blind spots, and suggest new paradigms for how to think about our bodies, government, and society. An audience Q&A will follow.

This event will take place Tuesday, November 15, 6-8 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. For more information or to RSVP, click here.