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21st Century Princeton: Our Evolving Campus Iconography and Double Sights (the Wilson Marker)

Oct 5, 2019 03:15PM to 04:30PM
Location: 
McCosh Hall
room 50
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity. Featuring Walter J. Hood, Creative Director, Hood Design Studio; Professor of Landscape Architecture, UC Berkeley

In April 2016, the University trustees adopted the Report of the Trustee Committee on Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy at Princeton, which included a recommendation that the administration make a concerted effort to diversify campus art and iconography. A specific recommendation called for the installation of a permanent marker that would educate the campus community and others about both the positive and negative dimensions of Wilson’s complex legacy.  “Double Sights,” created by artist Walter Hood and installed on Scudder Plaza, tries to achieve that goal.

In this talk, Michelle Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, will discuss on-going efforts to diversify the Princeton campus, while Hood will lay out his vision and process in creating Double Sights. They will then engage in conversation about how all communities can honestly address and own painful parts of their collective past without erasing history – and how Princeton hopes to be a leader in such efforts.

A reception will be held following the talk in the Bernstein Gallery, Level A of Robertson Hall.