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Paul Farber

Diversities in Practice

Q&A moderated by Carmen Winant follows

Headshot of Paul Farber, who has short dark hair and light skin, wearing glasses and smiling in front of a brick wall.

Paul Farber, cofounder of Philadelphia’s Monument Lab, visits the Wex to share the public art studio’s innovative, participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory.

Working with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions, Farber and his team are supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project, an initiative to “transform the way our country’s histories are told in public spaces.” Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Farber about this critical work analyzing the power of memorials and reimagining commemorative spaces—including Monument Lab’s National Monument Audit—and its connection to community. 

Carmen Winant, artist and associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Art, joins Farber in a Q&A following the talk. Can’t make it in person? The event also streams on this page, and online viewers can text a question via the Wex hotline at (614) 813-3416.

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Paul Farber, photo: Naomieh Jovin.

More about Diversities in Practice

Diversities in Practice is a collaboration between Ohio State’s Wexner Center for the Arts, Department of Art, and Living Culture Initiative. This series includes talks and moderated discussions featuring a range of artists, thinkers, and practitioners engaged in compelling and critical work, centering projects that examine, shape, and push both material and ideological boundaries. These presentations will be available online throughout the year.

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Paul M. Farber, PhD, is the director of Monument Lab and serves as senior research scholar at the Center for Public Art and Space at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. Farber’s research and curatorial projects explore transnational urban history, cultural memory, and creative approaches to civic engagement. Read more about the speaker. 

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Art Visiting Artists Program.

LEARNING & PUBLIC PRACTICE PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
American Electric Power Foundation
Huntington
Big Lots Foundation

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
The Ohio State University Office of Outreach & Engagement
Ohio Arts Council
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
State Farm

SUPPORT FOR LEARNING & PUBLIC PRACTICE RESIDENCIES PROVIDED BY
Mike and Paige Crane

WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Wexner Family
National Endowment for the Arts
Ohio Arts Council
L Brands Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Mike and Paige Crane
Axium Packaging
CampusParc
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Nancy Kramer
Larry and Donna James
Lisa Barton
Johanna DeStefano
Jones Day
Alex and Renée Shumate

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