Night School 2024 Public Lecture with Deepak Unnikrishnan: (No)Body is Translating

Deepak Unnikrishnan presents the opening chapter to his first literary/artistic project in seven years, Pettee. The lecture will focus on the role of the moving body in Gulf spaces as a translating device and sound machine, and why he is convinced we must pay attention to community elders with Gulf roots: to document how they move/sound, not only write what they say/remember. The project will continue in the spring with a dance and sonic collaboration at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi.

This lecture is part of Night School 2024: There You Are, a four-week program of seminars and public events about urbanism and history, led by Todd Reisz. More information here.

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Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi. His book Temporary People, a work of fiction about Gulf narratives steeped in Malayalee and South Asian lingo, won the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, the Hindu Prize and the Moore Prize.




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