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New work & commentary

Our guest writers — scholars, poets, essayists, novelists, students, educators — engage with the programming at the Forum and contribute to timely topics and conversations.

Ana Tijoux’s Passion and Creativity: An Educator Reflects on Music and Empowerment

The Forum for Scholars and Publics and Duke Performances welcomed French-Chilean musician/activist Ana Tijoux and UNC-Chapel Hill professor David Garcia to campus for a conversation about music, politics, and family.

Barbie Garayúa Tudryn remembers in this interview with Forum staff.

How Do We Make Sense of a Place?

How do we make sense of place, and particularly old/abandoned places?

Five artists explored this question through photography and documentary film. Their very different projects found common ground in representations of trauma and redemption, absence and companionship, solitude and engagement, fragility and resilience.