"I spoke to many people. Mostly I spoke to men who sat in large chairs, peering at me over manila folders; the space between us felt like lifespans."
"Kitsch does not portray an accurate likeness of the world; it generally reflects only the sweetest and most blameless aspects, smoothing the rough edges of reality to produce an image of perfection."
"If I were in the stands, I would see the smoke rising from the barrel of the gun, well before we will hear it go off from the starting blocks. The speed of light travels close to three hundred million meters per second faster than the speed of sound. Silence is what we’re left with."
"In the 1940s and 1950s, the architects, artists, and critics active in Bombay helped shape a national identity, working to embody both modern and historical local characteristics."
"I propose viewing each city as a unique language with its own linguistic features such as vocabulary, grammar, and syntax."
"Szamosi invites viewers to enter a world where expected boundaries—between order and chaos, mind and body, nourishment and decay, horror and dread, artist and viewer—no longer exist." Photography and video.
- Advanced Writing Course
- Arts Workshop
- First-Year Research Seminar
- First-Year Writing Seminar
- Gallatin Arts Festival
- Gallatin Galleries
- Gallatin Research Journal
- Gallatin Review
- Independent Project
- Interdisciplinary Seminar
- Journal of Global Affairs
- Scholars Groups
- Senior Project and Colloquium
- Students Reading Their Writing
Confluence is an online platform for student writing, art and research at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. The work is selected from the undergraduate print journals (including the Gallatin Review, the Gallatin Research Journal, the Journal of Global Affairs), exhibits curated in the Gallatin Galleries, visual art and performances produced for the Gallatin Arts Festival, teacher-nominated written and art works generated in courses, and independent projects commissioned by the student editors.Find out more »