Summer Sessions: Dependence / Independence
Commonwealth is a principle of sharing and co-ownership. It asks us to recognize our interdependence with each other, as individuals, as communities, as nations. Many countries celebrate their historical independence from others, yet all countries continue to be dependent on others in old and new, visible and invisible ways. Independence and dependence are intertwined.
The Fourth of July is a holiday in the United States, and for Summer Sessions as well. This week, in lieu of scheduled programming, writers connected to the program share their thoughts on the nature of dependency, either at a personal or political level. Because, in any kind of commonwealth, we cannot truly celebrate independence without, at the same time, celebrating dependence. These Declarations of Dependence will be published the week of July 4.
Marshall Brown, Duron Chavis, Heather Davis, Patton Hindle, Rebecca Keel, Pablo Guardiola + Michael Linares + Sofía Gallisá Muriente (Beta-Local), Giancarlo Mazzanti (El Equipo Mazzanti) + Carols Medellin (Fundacíon Horizontal) + Quilian Riano (DSGN AGNC), Gregory Sholette, Noah Simblist (VCUarts), Stephanie Smith (ICA), Dominic Willsdon (ICA), and other Summer Sessions: Commonwealth collaborators
The ICA will be closed on July 4, 2019.