Project Tag: curation

Social Theory and Curatorial Practice

Social Theory and Curatorial Practice

by Eugenia Kisin Spring 2017 Caring about Curating What is a curator? From the Latin curare, which means both “to cure” and “to care for,” curators are people who make choices about how to display things—and sometimes the things called art—for others. Both “caring” and “curing” are integral to this work, as “caring” involves considerable …

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(Dis)placed Urban Histories

(Dis)Placed Urban Histories

Rebecca Amato Spring 2017 (Dis)Placed Urban Histories invites students to become historians in their own right, by producing primary historical sources. The Spring 2017 iteration of the course encouraged students to conduct archival and secondary research, produce collaborative oral histories with neighborhood residents and business owners, and meet with activists who are working to protect …

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