Organized by second-year M.E.D. students in collaboration with the director of the M.E.D. program, this year’s colloquium, entitled “Spatial Metaphors,” surveys spatial tropes drawn from fields that converge architecture, geometry, psychology, and geography. Spatial concepts developed by Gilles Deleuze (the fold and becoming), Bernard Cache (architecture and geometry), and Peter Sloterdijk (spheres and multivalency) are studied alongside texts from an interdisciplinary field that includes Russell West-Pavlov’s studies of intersection of space, literature, and philosophy; Victor Turner’s notion of ritual and liminality; as well as Richard Schechner’s ideas about performance and subjunctivity. The course attempts to reconcile these theories of space with their myriad realities to contemplate the reflexive relationships between the production of behaviors, events, and spaces. Limited enrollment.