A New Video and A New Exhibit

A New Video and A New Exhibit

For all those who didn’t get a chance to see “The Past is A Foreign Country” at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, and for those who did see it and would like to revisit it – you’re in luck! Check out this new video featuring the work of Tuttle Creative Resident François-Xavier Gbré: Though we’re sad to see this exhibit close, we are very excited about the show opening in one week! Curated by Paul M. Farber, a Postdoctoral Writing Fellow here at Haverford, “The Wall in Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall” opens on October 23rd. The evening starts with a blockbuster conversation between Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic at the New York Times, and Paul M. Farber at 4:30 in Sharpless Auditorium. Don’t miss...
Monument Lab Returns to Philadelphia

Monument Lab Returns to Philadelphia

This Thursday – tomorrow!! – Monument Lab, a project headed by Associate Professor Paul Farber and partially sponsored by HCAH, returns! In this iteration, Monument Lab is part of Design Philadelphia downtown. In its own words, Monument Lab asks, “Through a series of art installations, public events, and community-sourced maps, the project asks a central guiding question: What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” This isn’t the first time DeCentered has covered Monument Lab – a number of students, including Aaliyah Allen ’18, worked on the project over the summer. Haverford’s involvement doesn’t end there: Hilary Brashear ’13 produced this video, which captures the presence of Monument Lab this past summer. The opening event is happening TOMORROW at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, a few minutes walk from Jefferson station. Find out all the relevant details at the facebook event here. The opening is free and open to the...
American Rubble: Hushed Light Situations and Rubble Scans

American Rubble: Hushed Light Situations and Rubble Scans

As I am swept along by “the quarter that gives no quarter” (in the words of James Weissinger) I find myself nostalgic for a certain brisk winter evening first semester, where I got to eat popcorn, browse postcards, and immerse myself in Lancaster Avenue fact and lore … I am, of course, referring to the one-night-only exhibit American Rubble, organized by Stephanie Syjuco and Paul Farber. The evening of December 5, 2014 may be long gone, but we can all relive the engaging and exciting series of events that was, and is, American Rubble. Oh, and in case your curiosity is piqued by the phrase “Rubble Scan,” watch this. For humor and hypnosis, this video beats any Buzzfeed...
Summer-Sponsored by HCAH, And Now He Has a Job: Jacob Horn ’13 Tells All

Summer-Sponsored by HCAH, And Now He Has a Job: Jacob Horn ’13 Tells All

1. How did your job grow out of your internship? Who did you have to talk to? I was an intern [Sponsored by the Hurford Center] in the Whitney’s Publications department shortly before the Editorial Assistant position opened up. Getting the job had a lot to do with the fact that I simply kept in touch with the people for whom I’d interned. It’s easy to forget that your relationship to an institution and a department doesn’t end when your internship does. Simply checking in every now and then, saying hi, asking how projects are moving along – these things show your continued interest and investment in a place, and it keeps you on the radar for when an opportunity comes along. I was very fortunate to have things work out that way for this position! 2. Are your duties and responsibilities similar or different? My duties aren’t exactly identical to what I did as an intern, but my internship provided a good preview of much of what I’m doing now. As an intern, I helped to edit texts, undertook a few research projects, and collaborated with the in-house designers to move projects along. That’s a lot of what I’m doing now, too, but on a deeper level since I’m here for more than two months. With that broader sense of scope, I can take on more significant roles coordinating projects and be involved with a book’s progress at all phases from planning to printing. 3. How has the move to the new building [of the Whitney] affected your job? The move to the Whitney’s new building has had...

Mixtape Monday

Welcome back from spring break! To get you back in the groove, let’s listen to some neat tunes specially selected by some of the Hurford Center’s student employees. Miriam Hwang-Carlos, ’17 I’m sending you “Somos Sur” by Ana Tijoux featuring Shadia Mansour. I’m a recent and told convert to Ana Tijoux. This song is a fierce and danceable chant of global resistance against oppression by two badass women. Plus I’m a total nerd for combining languages. CJ Morrison ’15 Chelsea Richardson ’18 youtu.be/VCi755xr030 I love how it addresses so many issues at the same time, and the spoken part at the end is so innocent yet raw and poetic. Enjoy your beginning-of-the-end dance party! Only seven weeks ’til...