Performing History

Performing History addresses performance as a medium for critically engaging cultural history. While permanent monuments can idealize and cement historical narratives, performances can render visceral the complexities of social histories. All of these speakers experiment with inserting history into everyday life, creating public experiences that slip between past and present.


Kate Gilmore, Artist and Associate Professor, SUNY Purchase College
Bryony Roberts, Architect and Visiting Professor, Columbia GSAPP
Xaviera Simmons, Artist and Research Scholar, Harvard University
Moderated by Andrés Jaque, Architect and Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Organized by Bryony Roberts, Columbia GSAPP.


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