A Year of Forward Thinking Features Arts and Humanities in December Forward Fest

December 11, 2020

What do art, architecture, music, literature and film tell us about being human, particularly in these seemingly unprecedented times?

Princeton’s Forward Fest — a free, online public conversation series and a monthly highlight of the University’s yearlong community engagement campaign, A Year of Forward Thinking — asks this question in the December installment, focusing on the arts and humanities. The December 17 event will include a live conversation and Q&A with faculty beginning at 4:00PM EST followed by a performing arts showcase at 8:00PM.

In the afternoon “Thinking Forward Arts and Humanities” session, Rakesh Satyal, a novelist, HarperCollins editor and 2002 alumnus will moderate the faculty session with Beatriz Colomina, Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture and co-director of the Program in Media and Modernity; Rachel DeLue, Christopher Binyon Sarofim ’86 Professor in American Art and Professor of Art and Archaeology and American Studies; Elizabeth Margulis, Professor of Music and director of the Music Cognition Lab; and Autumn Womack, assistant professor of African American Studies and English and the Charles G. Osgood University Preceptor. The evening’s performing arts showcase will include selections of dance, film and music from student projects and other University initiatives from the past year.

Both programs will stream on the University’s YouTube channel and on forwardthinking.princeton.edu/festival. Free and open to the public, Forward Fest explores, engages and develops bold thinking for the future. Registration is not required. RSVP to receive program updates and a comprehensive resource guide with speaker bios, videos, podcasts and more. Learn more.

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