Reconfiguring Histories: 3-Part Panel Discussions


Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00pm to 7:00pm



Reconfiguring Histories Poster featuring neutral tone print with a black pattern on the left side, and a group of people wearing different garments of clothing depicted in the top right corner.

The Reconfiguring Histories Symposium is a project by Harvard Graduate School of Design students, Heidi K. Brandow (GSD, MDes ‘21) and Divya Saraf (MDes, ‘21) and will be hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Forms of Assembly. This symposium initiates critical conversations between artists, activists, and scholars working on museum discourse related to institutionalized knowledge with a focus on provenance, narrative, decolonial curatorial praxis, and community engagement. 

The Reconfiguring Histories Symposium addresses unethical museum practice while highlighting restorative measures currently being utilized nationally and internationally among communities adversely affected by the legacy of inequitable and unjust collection practices.