The Humanities Action Lab (HAL) is a collaboration of 20 universities, led by The New School, working with issue based organizations and public spacesto:
— Foster new public dialogue on contested, deadlocked social issues, through public humanities projects that explore the diverse local histories and current realities of shared global concerns.
— Open space for experimentation and innovation in how design and the humanities can help confront urgent social problems.
— Combine and connect the diverse local perspectives of communities around the world, to create widely applicable and flexible models.
— Create new public humanities prototypes that take on difficult issues and experiment with untested formats.
The first HAL project will focus on the past, present, and future of incarceration, exploring the explosion of prisons and incarcerated people in the US — including immigration detention centers — and its global dimensions. It will open at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at The New School in New York City in April 2016 before traveling to at least 19 other cities.
For full exhibition calendar visit HERE.
Venue: Humanities Action Lab