"Most of us are used to being “locals” in New York City . . . The role reversal that we experienced upon arriving in South Africa that initially left many people uncomfortable."
“During our visit to South Africa, my greatest test came when the rest of the group and I were blessed with a street performance of Zulu war dances.” Poems.
"The intersections of my identity became points of confusion for me: I was Black like the people I was seeing, but I wasn’t African. I did not even know if I should call myself African-American or if I was being seen as just American, or if it mattered."
"China is a complex and ever-changing nation but what repeatedly struck me in each city was the visible split between new and old. " Three digital paintings.
A study of the Parthenon Marbles at the British Museum raises questions about "the differences between the museum setting and an object’s original context."
".Museum seeks to be a reparative critique of the Anglo- and Euro-centricisim and the lingering attitudes of exploitative colonialism that remain calcified in [major] cultural institutions."
"If you ask me 'how is the community where I was grown?' I have to talk about my grandparents." A Turkish-Syrian Jew in Buenos Aires reflects on his heritage.
"When we first arrived at the hotel in Beijing, I remember being mystified by the dense “fog” that filled the air."
"The United Kingdom is currently facing an identity crisis...[#RemixUK] explore[s] the process of modern nation-building through corporate branding."
"When going to see landmarks and museums in a new city, we must reconcile the physical space with how we always imagined it."
A selection of projects from Gallatin’s Albert Gallatin Scholars, Americas Scholars, and Dean’s Honor Society.