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Inclusions: Envisioning Justice on Harvard’s Campus

A rendering of student-designed public art to be installed this April in Harvard's Old Yard.
A rendering of student-designed public art on view this April in Harvard's Old Yard. Rendering by Luke Reeve MDE '23

What does a more just Harvard campus look and feel like? It is this question that ignited the creation of Inclusions, a participatory, student-generated art installation on display in Harvard Yard this April. To accompany the installation, the student organizers are hosting a dynamic conversation about the intersection of art, visual culture, and representation. The discussion will foreground the perspectives of the Harvard students, exploring how we can use art to envision justice collectively and translate these ideas to the immediate context of our own campus.

Speakers

Tracy K. Smith, Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute and professor of English and of African and African American Studies in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Kiana Rawji ‘23

Cecilia Zhou ’23

Moderator

Stephen Gray, associate professor of urban design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

This event is presented as part of the Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, a University-wide effort housed at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and in partnership with Harvard College students who participated in the artmaking, the Office for the Arts at Harvard, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the OFA Ceramics Program, and The Monument Project.

More than Just Another Brick in a Wall (Harvard Gazette, 4/21/22)

"If These Bricks Could Speak": Harvard Yard Art Installation Displays Student-Carved Bricks (Harvard Crimson, 4/20/22)



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