After Migration: In Defense of Using Beauty to Illustrate the Journeys of Those Who Have Suffered

Date: 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums Menschel Hall, Lower Level, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Designer, filmmaker, and writer Walé Oyéjidé, Esq., will screen and discuss his short documentary After Migration: Calabria (2020), with Harvard professor Teju Cole. The film celebrates the lives of refugees through fashion design, filmmaking, and photography, and Oyéjidé and Cole will discuss the impacts that transcendent storytelling can have on the lives of those who are commonly shown as victims.

Before the lecture, guests are invited to view the Crossing Lines, Constructing Home exhibition, which looks at issues of immigration and displacement through the work of a range of contemporary artists, from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.

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