Events

    2022 Oct 03

    Sascha Delz, "Co-op Urbanism – A Co-operative Response to Common Myths of Housing Production"

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Room 112 Stubbins (48 Quincy St., Cambridge)

    This talk is an affirmative call for counteracting pervasive myths of housing provision and urban production through (limited equity) co-operative practice. It argues that many reasons for our chronic inability to provide affordable and adequate housing and urban environments derive from rather exclusionary forms of ownership, limited frameworks of private and public actors, setups of collaboration, constrained ways of fostering innovation, and a restrictive understanding of housing – and the city for that matter – as a financial resource.

    Based on recent research and examples...

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    2022 Sep 29

    Harvard Art Museums at Night

    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

    Join us for an evening of art, fun, food, and more! This event is free and open to everyone. This month’s gathering is extra special because we’ll be celebrating the opening of our exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment.

    The evening will feature exhibition-related activities. Tours will be available in the galleries throughout the night. Bring your friends to mingle in the Calderwood Courtyard, chat over a snack or...

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    2022 Sep 28

    Curator-Led Exhibition Tour: American Drag

    12:30pm to 1:15pm

    Location: 

    Edison and Newman Room, 1st Floor, Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

    Join exhibition curator, Houghton librarian Matthew Wittmann, for a special guided tour of American Drag. This 45-minute tour will include discussion of the themes of the exhibition, highlights from the portraits on display, and ample time for participant questions.

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    2022 Sep 28

    (In)Visible Agency: Ukrainian Women’s Experiences of the Russian War on Ukraine

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies—Online

    The myriad effects of Russia’s war on Ukrainian women and the women’s movement. Participation has ranged from military service to humanitarian and volunteering initiatives, including extraordinary actions by many women and girls. How have Ukrainian feminists and the transnational women’s movement responded? What was the effect of feminist anti-war manifestoes? As the war continues, how has its impact on women evolved?

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    2022 Sep 23

    Fall Reception: Khachapuri and Kharcho: The Georgian Feast and Its Meanings

    5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S010 and Concourse, Cambridge

    Join us for our first Fall Reception in three years. The Georgian supra, or feast, is more than just a meal. It embodies centuries of cultural traditions that reflect music, poetry, politics, gender roles, wine rituals, and more. Darra Goldstein's visual presentation will discuss the supra’s many meanings and explore the classic dishes that appear on the Georgian table.

    Following the lecture, we will enjoy a reception with Georgian food and wine.

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    2022 Sep 22

    Unprecedented Realism: Selections from the Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti Collection Panel Discussion and Reception

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium (48 Quincy St., Cambridge)

    To mark Jorge Silvetti’s retirement from the GSD and the opening of the exhibition Unprecedented Realism: Selections from the Rodolpho Machado and Jorge Silvetti Collection, the School will host a discussion and celebration featuring voices from the GSD community past and present. The evening will unfold first with a conversation between the curators of the exhibition, Mark Lee and Remi McClain, and a group of historians and...

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    2022 Sep 22

    Drawing Us Together: Public Life and Public Health in Contemporary Comics Opening

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

    The global pandemic and recent movements for racial justice have tested public and private institutions in this country; our sense of collective wellbeing; and familial, social, and civic lives. “Drawing Us Together: Public Life and Public Health in Contemporary Comics” explores these challenges and the interconnectedness of contemporary public life and public health through the medium of comics. Cartoonists and scholars Hillary Chute, Joel Christian Gill, and James Sturm will discuss comics and their ability to tell stories across time, experience, and identity.

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    2022 Sep 22

    The History and Politics of Georgian Wine

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S354, Cambridge

    Georgia is the world's oldest wine producer, and the history of Georgian wine is woven together with the country's culture, politics, and economics. Join Mamuka Tsereteli for a lecture on the significance of Georgian wine, followed by a Q&A—and stick around for a tasting to find out for yourself why Georgian wine is so special!

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    2022 Sep 22

    Sketching Trees at Mount Auburn Cemetery

    9:30am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge

    Explore the variety and elegance of tree forms using pencil and paper while ensconced in the beauty of Mount Auburn Cemetery. We will focus on capturing the shapes and volume of trunks and branches as well as techniques for drawing foliage in this in-person workshop. The group will be limited to ten participants, allowing ample time for individual feedback. All skill levels are welcome.

    Cost: $54 members / $60 nonmembers

    Rain Date: September 29, 9:30am–11:30am

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    2022 Sep 21

    Screening of Glory to the Queen

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S010, Cambridge

    During the Cold War, four legendary female chess players from Georgia revolutionized women’s chess across the globe, and became Soviet icons of female emancipation. Glory to the Queen (2020) reveals their interwoven biographies and is both a rare look into the present lives of chess stars Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Alexandria, Maia Chiburdanidze and Nana Ioseliani, as well as a chronicle of their lasting legacy.

    Georgian director Tatia Skhirtladze will present her film and participate in a discussion afterwards.

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    2022 Sep 20

    Introduction to the History of Georgian Cinema

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    1737 Cambridge St., Room K262, Cambridge or Zoom Webinar

    In recent years, Georgian cinema has been witnessing an astonishing period of revival, a new generation of filmmakers has emerged, and today a new wave of Georgian filmmakers has managed to find a new and strong language of cinema, in order to speak with international audience about contemporary issues of Georgian society. Levan Lomjaria will explore these and other aspects of the history of Georgian cinema in his lecture.

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    2022 Sep 19

    Screening of Taming the Garden

    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S010, Cambridge

    Georgian director Salomé Jashi's 2021 film Taming the Garden tells the story of a powerful man, who is also the former prime minister of Georgia, who has developed an exquisite hobby. He collects century old trees along Georgia’s coastline. He commissions his men to uproot them and bring them to his private garden. Some of these trees are as tall as 15-floor-buildings. And in order to transplant a tree of such dimensions some other trees are chopped down, electric cables are shifted and new roads are paved through mandarin plantations. The film moves the concept of uprooting...

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    2022 Sep 16

    Jazz Performance: Atlantic Connections

    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

    Enjoy an afternoon of live music in the Calderwood Courtyard—free and open to everyone!

    The Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA) will present Atlantic Connections, a jazz performance led by Yosvany Terry, senior lecturer on music at Harvard, and mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, who will perform a work inspired by poets from the African diaspora, including Maya Angelou. This performance will explore the themes of land, homeland, motherhood, running, love,...

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