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: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Arts

Clint Smith and Reginald Dwayne Betts work at the crossroads of multiple disciplines. Both men have pursued graduate... See more
In far too many instances, municipal courts are the first step on the road to ruin—especially for poor people—thanks to... See more
Journalists Michele Norris, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Amar Bakshi have all worked to create global megaphones for... See more
Those in the business of addressing significant challenges that affect societies across the world—disrupters,... See more
In 1957, George Balanchine and his fellow Russian émigré Igor Stravinsky astonished audiences with their revolutionary... See more
In a world undeniably shaped by near-constant conflict, connectedness, and globalization, what role will culture and... See more

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