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“They Tried to Bury Us. They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds.”

Nick & Vivi reflecting on Arshile Gorky’s The Artist and His Mother at Whitney Museum of American Art, NYCNick & Vivi reflecting on Arshile Gorky’s The Artist and His Mother at Whitney Museum of American Art, NYCEach winter, soon after welcoming a New Year, my family and friends enter the time of commemoration and remembrance.  On a frigid day of January 14, 1990, my dad and I began our 3-days long vigil at a Moscow airport. We were not alone. We joined a strange community that was united in grief, fear and hope waiting anxiously for each plane arriving from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

(Distributed February 10, 2016)

Transatlantic Conversations: Dramaturgy as Public Humanities

Transatlantic Conversations, hosted by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance was a collaborative class and devised theatre project that looked at the ways people of Africa, the African Diaspora and the west engage with each other.

(Distributed January 25, 2016)

Social (Trans)Scripts : Experiments with Manuscript Display in Library Exhibitions

My summer practicum took place at an institution with which I have grown quite familiar during my time in the Public Humanities program—Brown’s own John Hay Library (JHL). As the Curatorial Fellow at the JHL, I have worked with various librarians, curators, and staff members to develop their growing exhibitions program. I have delved into library collections related to everything from the Battle of Waterloo to unicorns. It is an enthusiastic generalist’s dream come true.

(Distributed November 9, 2015)
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