Jess Hill, 2018 Heimark Artist in Residence
Geri Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Africana Studies; Watson Faculty Fellow; faculty associate, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Anni Pullagura, Ph.D. candidate in American Studies
Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Room 130, 85 Waterman St.
Please join us for a discussion on the role of imagination and research in creating and visually communicating the legacies of racial slavery, the middle passage and the African American experience. After the forum, please visit the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice to see Jess Hill’s exhibition, “Herstory,” currently on display, as well as a “Symbolic Slave Garden” and “Plants of Bondage/Liberation Flora” assemblage, which are curated by Geri Augusto.
Hill recently received a BFA in printmaking with a minor in art history at the University of West Georgia. She is a recipient of the 2017 Emerging Artist Residency at Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Her work focuses on how we view others through the prism of race and gender/sex. It explores and celebrates differences and engages with themes including class, religion and cultural patterns. Her long-term goal is to dismantle the barriers that keep human beings believing that we are separate from one another.
Augusto is currently part of the Brazil Initiative of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and serves on the working group for Brown’s new Native American and Indigenous Studies program.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice