Art, Architecture, and Justice

Art historian Sarah Lewis (Harvard University) and architect Michael Murphy (MASS Design Group) discuss the art and architecture of social justice in America. How do our artistic works create the fabric of national memory both cherished and shameful? How do our structures provide the framework of collective conscience? How does culture help us learn from history and inform today’s struggles? This session views our history through the prism of art, in a discussion about how culture and design can address the unspeakable while inspiring progress toward a more just world.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Arts

Song is an art form that is memorialized in a moment, draws on threads from the past, and grows in power as its message... See more
In a musical tour through her book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, NPR... See more
The Poetry Jam Session brings together some of the nation’s leading young poets for a spirited 80-minutes of cross-... See more
“A form of funky-secular testifying,” according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with subgenres ranging from Motown... See more
What possibilities unfurl when a symphony reaches Skid Row? How does music create healing on a street corner? Los... See more
Creative expression takes many forms. Through history, art has provoked a range of feelings: emotion, empathy, fear,... See more

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