Cleopatra’s Daughter Led a Life as Eventful as Her Mother’s
The New York Times
Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Classics) reviews Cleopatra's Daughter: From Roman Prisoner to African Queen, written by Jane Draycott, highlighting the author's considerable erudition to paint a vivid picture of the historical context in which Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra, grew up in; Bartsch-Zimmer points out that biographers sometimes write about someone whose proof of existence is meager, and that Draycott's book brings up questions on how history is constructed.
Black Designers From Theaster Gates and Prada Group Cohort Take Their Talent to Venice Architecture Biennale
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Theaster Gates (Visual Arts) co-leads the The Experimental Design Lab, which is both a platform and a pipeline for exceptional Black and Brown designers to be acknowledged for their brilliance and considered for creative opportunities at the top levels of artistic collaboration.
From conservation to conversation: What do dominant cultures owe to the Indigenous cultures they dispossessed? (Note: this link doesn't work on Firefox, please use another web browser.)
Jonathan Lear (Philosophy) discusses what led him to think about and meet the Indigenous communities of the Crow Nation, and how this search for answers through conversations has fostered friendships, possibilities of shaping the past into present, and questions on how to exhibit cultural objects and traditions with a different approach to time and museum conservation. To learn more, read Lear's book Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation.