FAIR FOR KNOWLEDGE: HAIR

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Sunday, January 30th | 2:00pm | 240 min | Fair | The Brooklyn Flea
With: Laurel Braitman, Barbara Cassin, Cécile Guilbert, Justin E. H. Smith, John Strausbaugh, Sophie Wahnich
Hosted by: Sina Najafi
Co-presented with Cabinet

Picture this: Amid the vendors and bustle of the Sunday Brooklyn Flea, six high-profile creative thinkers will occupy kissing-booth-style structures and engage the public in one-on-one conversation on a topic that few of us stop and think deeply about very often—hair. Aiming to create bridges between specialists and the general public, this “fair for knowledge” is designed to encourage an informal, social, and open mode of learning.

Come and brush up on “hair plucking” among anxious captive animals; Mary Magdalene’s hair as described in the Bible; fashion, hairdos, and underwear; hairlessness as a signifier of rationality in the history of philosophy; the exceptional hairstyles of rock stars; shaved women and the symbolic loss of power in the French revolution, and more!

Booths designed and produced by Gareth Long
Tickets: Free. Tips allowed!
The Flea at Skylight One Hanson (former Williamsburg Savings Bank) - 1 Hanson Pl (at Flatbush Ave), New York
http://www.brooklynflea.com

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