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The Work of Art in the World: A Case for Culture

18.06.2018 | 18:15

Global Humanities Distinguished Lecture with Doris Sommer (Harvard University)

Let’s make “Cases for Culture”. We need new hybrid research now that humanities programs and arts institutions grow limp from lack of commitments, a symptom of general indifference to culture. Essays that appropriate the case method to combine scientific measurement with humanistic reflection would respond to anxieties about art’s public value in a world that moves fast hardly pausing to consider the direction. They would track projects that suture a socially disabling gap between productivity and creativity to identify a solid “double bottom line” where economic feasibility meets artistic social contributions.

Doris Sommer, Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University, is Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies.

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18.06.2018 | 18:15

Room L115
Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin-- Dahlem

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Ansprechpartner: Lisa Münzer

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