Extra Credit: “After Maria”

Image from the National Weather Service

Join us Saturday, October 27, at 3pm for a public conversation with Stephanie Rothenberg and Jonathan Reyes Colón. Reyes Colón, who recently participated in the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic, will present on the topic of disaster recovery and reconstruction in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, as well as the larger question of the island’s political heritage and possible futures.

This will be the closing event for Stephanie Rothenberg: Trading Systems; Bio-economic Fairy Tales.

Facebook event page →

Extra Credit is an ongoing event series where exhibiting artists can interact with their audiences in a more intimate setting, and explore topics or themes related to their work. The event is free and open to the public.

About the participants

Jonathan Reyes Colón is a JD Candidate at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Born in Puerto Rico, he earned a degree in criminal justice from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico before coming to Buffalo. In January 2018, he was part of a group of UB Law students who participated in the Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic, providing hands-on legal assistance to local residents and learning about disaster recovery in context. Reyes Colón is co-author of a recent article, “‘Yo Soy Boricua’: Tapping into the strength of the Puerto Rican community to reclaim control over its political, social, and economic future,” which won first place in the Nilita Vientós Gastón Writing Contest (2017-2018) organized by the UPR Law Review.

Stephanie Rothenberg is an artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. Her work moves between real and virtual spaces investigating the power dynamics of techno-utopias and the global political economy. She has exhibited throughout the US and internationally, and is currently Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo.