Bonder at Symbolic Reparations Conference

Symbolic Reparations

Julian Bonder, Professor of Architecture, participated in the Symbolic Reparations Conference at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University and Boston University, March 31 to April 2, 2017. 

The conference addressed the role of the arts broadly defined in symbolic reparations, to ensure the preservation of historical memory, restoration of victims’ dignity, and the non-recurrence of violence. Other participants included:

Angela Perez, Cultural Vice President, Banco de la Republica de Colombia
Jennifer Schirmer Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard
Lisa Laplante, Director, Center for International Lwa and Policy, New England Law School, Boston
Lisa Obregon, Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
Jose G. Nugent, Director Llugar de Memoria, Lima, Peru
Christina Lieras, Meso Nacional de la Memoria, Bogota, Colombia
Sergio Rojas, Professor, Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Julian Bonder, Wodiczko Bonder, Professor of Architecture, Roger Williams University
Peter Winn, Professor of Latin American History, Tufts University
James E. Young, Founding Director, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory, UMASS Amherst
Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor, Harvard University
Benvenuto Chavajay, Artist, Guatemala
Juan Manuel Echavarria, Artist, Colombia,
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Artist, Mexico
Tania Bruguera, Artist, Mexico

The event was sponsored by Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Art and Architectural History at Boston University, the University of Connecticut, and the Symbolic Reparations Research Project.