Swati Chattopadhyay to Deliver Warnock Lecture Series Talk at the Block Museum of Art

Professor Swati Chattopadhyay has been chosen to give a talk as part of the Northwestern University Department of Art History Warnock Lecture SeriesLink opens an external site. Her talk, "Mapping the Ephemeral: Decolonizing Durational Imagination" is an invitation to reimagine the norms of durational imagination in architecture and urbanism. In our comfort with the long arc of architecture and urban history, we have ignored the potential of small duration as a tool for decolonizing history. Based on a study of seasonally built temporary structures, this presentation demonstrates the connection between small duration and small spaces as a vital element to reimagine community life.