Philosophy Drive-In/Symposium: “The Rougher Side of Humor: How Far is too Far?”

In this combo symposium-drive-in night led by San Diego State University professor of philosophy J Angelo Corlett, we’ll have a free-wheeling discussion about contemporary humor, looking at some of comedy’s most beloved (and oft controversial) greats, focusing primarily on the work of Dave Chapelle. Learn more & RSVP here!

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Philosophy Workshop: “Thinking About Place”

There are lots of ways to think about “place.” In this workshop led by Dennis McCahon we’ll be thinking about it in terms of our urban outdoors. When we get that Helena “sense of place” out there, what’s going on? What are we sensing? Is it urban design — deliberate “place-making” on somebody’s part? Is it a lucky accident? Something else? If it’s a mix of those, what’s the ratio? When can urban design be called “place-making” at all? This is an unruly bunch of questions. Unruly questions, though, can be fun, and even if they don’t lead to a hard-set definition, they can, in the case of Helena’s urban outdoors, lead to something useful — a shared, or at least better clarified and articulated vision and use of a Helena-specific, vocabulary and frame of reference — a basis, maybe, for practical understanding. Learn more & RSVP here!

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Community Workshop: “The Art of Meaningful Conversation” w/ Montana Poet Laureate Lowell Jaeger

In this Humanities Montana sponsored community workshop led by Poet Laureate Lowell Jaeger, we’ll use short pieces of literature to stimulate lively, thoughtful, and engaging conversations. More details coming soon…Learn more & RSVP here!

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