Through the Gates prepares for Wounded Galaxies

The Media School Report • Feb. 8, 2018

Through the Gates: IU This Week gets the details on this week’s Wounded Galaxies festival and symposium.

Media School Dean Jim Shanahan talks to Media School associate professor Joan Hawkins about the event. Wounded Galaxies: 1968 – Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach is a festival and symposium produced by The Burroughs Century Ltd., welcoming scholars, writers, artists, archivists, filmmakers, performers and others interested in exploring the intellectual and aesthetic legacy of 1968, during its 50th anniversary year. The Media School is one of the event’s sponsors.

The festival subtitle is a translation of the French slogan “Sous les pavés, la plage!,” a popular resistance graffiti in France Mai ’68 that refers to both the sand beneath cobblestones lifted by students to hurl at police as well as the “Situationist” conviction that the streets – the expression of capital and consumption – could be rediscovered by abandoning a regimented life.

Through the Gates is a joint project from The Media School, the IU Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, and IU Newsroom.