GSD: On Monuments: Place, Time, and Memory


Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium

This event is co-organized by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Opening Remarks by:
Drew Faust
President of Harvard University
Lincoln Professor of History

Introduction by:
Mohsen Mostafavi
Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design

Presentations by:

  • Robin Kelsey, “Camera Angle: Revisiting Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans”
    Dean of Arts and Humanities Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography, Harvard University
  • Sarah Lewis, “The Future Perfect: Race and Monuments in the United States”
    Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, Harvard University
  • Jennifer Roberts, “Trying to Remember”
    Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities , Harvard University
  • Krzysztof Wodiczko, “Let the Monument Speak”
    Professor in Residence, Art, Design & the Public Domain, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Following their presentations, participants will engage in a panel discussion and will be joined by:

  • Homi K. Bhabha
    Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, the Director of the Humanities Center and the Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University
  • Erika Naginski
    Professor of Architectural History and Director of Doctoral Programs, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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