Cedric Johnson

Mon, November 18, 2019, 6pm
hosted by Arden Stern

What Will It Take to End the Policing Crisis? Against the Technological Fix
The last five years of popular protests have advanced numerous solutions to the intertwined problems of over-policing and mass incarceration, from mandatory body cameras and civilian oversight boards to 'e-carceration' or the increased use of home detention. Drawn from Dr. Johnson’s upcoming book, tentatively titled, “Policing and the Class Struggle,” this lecture critiques the view that the policing crisis and broader problem of mass incarceration can be resolved exclusively through technical solutions. Instead, Johnson argues that such technological remedies sidestep the crux of the matter—the class relations that contemporary policing was designed to manage.

Wind Tunnel Gallery

South Campus,
950 S Raymond Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91105

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Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice is an initiative of the graduate programs in Art and Media Design Practices at Art Center College of Design. The Wind Tunnel, situated between the two programs in a former supersonic jet testing facility on Art Center's south campus, is a forum for speakers, conferences, exhibitions, residencies, screenings, and publications.

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