Symposium Deadline Extended
until March 15, 11pm, Eastern Standard Time

A number of people have asked for a bit more time to submit to the Border Control Symposium. We are happy to extend the deadline for panels, papers, workshops or other symposium activities.  
Note: The deadline to submit artwork for the Exhibition remains Thursday, February 28th 11pm, Eastern Standard Time.

The New Media Caucus (NMC) proudly announces the 2019 Symposium and Exhibition, Border Control at the University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and the Stamps Gallery.

9/20/19 – 11/10/19

9/19/19 – 9/22/19

Allison Collins, Media Arts Curator, Western Front

Event Overview

How do you navigate borders in your own practice or research? The New Media Caucus seeks to bring together artists and scholars to critically engage relevant topics.

Borders and boundaries, both tangible and ephemeral, are closely tied to the ways in which humanity has always made sense of the world, and of its place in it.

Our current moment is one in which this certainty is being undermined as many borders are being challenged and contested.

Borders can be mental, physical, geographical, political, social, ethical, legal, economic, environmental, digital, real, imagined, visceral, and emotional.

Registration is required to attend the Symposium. The deadline for registration is September 13, 2019.

Please also consider joining students, faculty and the Ann Arbor community for the Penny Stamps Speaker Series on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 19.

Register Here: Coming Soon!

About Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor area is one of the state’s rare jewels: a small, friendly town with big-city sophistication; a world-class educational and high-tech research center nestled in a quintessential college town; a close-knit community of charming neighborhoods with a rich mix of cultures.

Arts and Culture

Although geographically small, the area is perhaps most renowned for its globally-inspired cultural offerings. From exclusive art exhibits to performances by jazz legends, there are abundant opportunities to enjoy arts and culture. You’ll find more than 30 independent bookstores, dozens of unique galleries, and a variety of top-notch museums all within the downtown area — including the distinguished University of Michigan Museum of Art. 

Restaurant Scene

Dining aficionados will appreciate the nearly 300 restaurants within a 20-mile radius of Ann Arbor, including the famous Zingerman’s Deli. Options range from old-fashioned Italian bistros to trendy, contemporary American restaurants. Many offer al fresco dining in the warmer months, which, when combined with the array of jazz and dance clubs in the area, makes downtown Ann Arbor a vibrant destination for nightlife.


Described as an urban oasis, the Ann Arbor area is also the perfect four season destination for outdoor enthusiasts. You’ll discover golf courses designed by legendary architects, trails groomed for hiking and cross-country skiing, some of the best canoeing and kayaking in southeastern Michigan along the twelfth nationally recognized water trail — the Huron River. 

For complete information on Ann Arbor and all it has to offer, please visit the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau.
For complete information on Ann Arbor and all it has to offer, please visit Destination Ann Arbor.