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CO-SPONSORED EVENTS The Humanities Institute is proud to partner with UC Davis faculty in bringing leading intellectuals, artists, performers and policy makers to our campus. With the support of the deans in the divisions of Humanities and Arts & Cultural Studies and Social Sciences, the Humanities Institute every year co-sponsors a wide array of interdisciplinary events, workshops and conferences showcasing and benefitting the research of the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

In 2012-2013, these co-sponsored grants supported more than two dozen events, including a keynote performance at the “Brand New World” trademark symposium by the Superflex art group, known internationally for its critical engagement with trademarks and corporate culture; a lecture by Gurinder Mann, professor of religious studies at UC Santa Barbara, on Sikhs and Sikh Studies in the United States; a one-day Performance Studies symposium that brought together faculty, graduate students and arts practitioners from Northern California to share research and engage in dialogue around the theme of “Performance and Crisis”; and a Bicicultures Roadshow, held at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, that gathered activists and scholars from around the nation to talk, ride and share bicycling culture and emerging research in the field.

For more information about our co-sponsored event program and how to apply, please visit our website:

Above: Clockwise from top left, a group picture of the Bicicultures Roadshow participants; a presenter at the Bicicultures Symposium titled “Is There a Bicycle Culture?”; posters publicizing DHI- cosponsored events; and Professor Gurinder Mann talking with colleagues after his presentation on Sikhs and Sikh Studies in the United States.


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Thursday, October 4, 2012, 12:30P.M.-2:00P.M. UC Davis, Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theater

IF VALUE, THEN COPY: How the clothes brands worn by Cambodian farmers inspired us to create an open source beer and set up a factory in a museum that would mass produce copies of the artist Sol Lewitt´s works. How farmers in the Amazon would suddenly consider brands as raw materials that could be used to improve living conditions and regain control of local crops. How our legal struggles inspired us deeply and taught us how deep the rabbit hole really is when challenging intellectual property.

Superflex is an internationally renowned Danish artists’ group founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen. Their projects bring light to unequal forces of global economic cultural production and seek to offer “tools” to everyday creators to become more equal participants in democratic cultural production. Through their projects such as Copyshop, Guaraná Power, Supercopy, Rebranding Denmark, and Free Beer—Superflex has suffered prohibition orders and police raids relating to their artistic use of commercial signs and symbols. Finding that the restrictions placed on their work sometimes led to unexpectedly interesting results, Superflex began to explore the productive potential of prohibition and conceived a series of projects structured to impose regulations on others.



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