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

For more than three decades, artist Carrie Mae Weems has created a body of work — including photographs, fabric, text,... See more
Stuart Weitzman is one of America’s most famous shoe designers, known for outfitting countless celebrities (think... See more
How do the arts of poetry, painting, journalism, fashion, architecture, television foster social justice? See more
Acoustics, intimacy, clarity: One could argue that how and where we listen to music is as important to the experience... See more
Despite discussion of work-life balance, work is not something separate from our life, but integral to it. Good work is... See more
Music exists in every human culture and drives a multibillion-dollar industry, and yet the vast majority of people who... See more

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