Repair | Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Public Programs and Engagement


Oysters repair oceans and rivers by filtering toxins. They also create natural breakwaters, providing protection from rising sea levels. Photo: Cavan Images via Getty Images.

Traversing media and disciplines, the Spring 2022 Public Programs and Engagement season at Columbia University School of the Arts will focus on the concept of Repair.

Conversations, screenings, readings, installation, and performance will explore creative practices that engage social and political initiatives committed to reimagining and transforming frayed relationships between humans, other species, the planet, and ourselves.

Produced in collaboration with:

  • Arts Administration, Teachers College
  • Arts Initiative
  • Audemars Piguet Contemporary
  • Biological Sciences
  • Center for Science and Society
  • Center for the Study of Social Difference
  • Columbia Narrative Medicine
  • Columbia Religious Life
  • Columbia Water Center
  • Columbia | Zuckerman Institute
  • Computer Music Center
  • Department of History
  • Fisher Center at Bard
  • Institute for Latin American Studies
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • MA in Film and Media Studies
  • Mother Tongue Film Festival, Smithsonian
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • The Studio for Law and Culture
  • The Working Group on Environmental Justice, Belief Systems, and Aesthetic Experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean

Schedule of Events

Jana Winderen
The Art of Listening: Under Water

February 3–13, 2022
2–8 pm daily

An immersive, site-specific installation by Norwegian artist Jana Winderen, featuring underwater recordings made around the North Pole, Iceland, Greenland, Thailand, the Caribbean, off the coast of Miami, and in and around New York City.

Jana Winderen
Jana Winderen, Tony Myatt, and Meehan Crist

Saturday, February 5, 3 pm

Jana Winderen and her longtime collaborator, Tony Myatt, discuss The Art of Listening: Under Water with writer Meehan Crist.

still from FX's Pride
Complex Issues: ‘Pride, 1950s: People Had Parties’

Thursday, February 17, 6:30 pm

George ChaunceyTom KalinAlex Stapleton, and Kendall Thomas discuss the first episode in a documentary series chronicling the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.

Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel
Complex Issues: 'Intimate Apparel'

Friday, March 4, 6:30 pm

Lynn Nottage, Theatre, and Ricky Ian Gordon discuss their transformation of Nottage’s play Intimate Apparel into opera, and their other collaborations, with Christian Parker, Theatre.

still from 'Helena of Sarayaku'
'Helena of Sarayaku'

Thursday, March 10, 6:30 pm

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, a 17-year-old Kichwa climate activist encounters the concept of Kawsak Sacha, or “Living Forest.”

Kit Noir Film Festival logo
Kit Noir Film Festival

Film Noir & the Jewish Experience: From WWII to the Blacklist

March 23–27, 2022

Guest programmed by Ann Douglas and featuring the films DetourRuthlessScandal SheetCrossfireAce in the HoleNotorious, and more.

zip code memory project
Reparative Memory, Part Two

Thursday, March 31, 6:30 pm

The second in a series of roundtables for the Zip Code Memory Project, featuring María José Contreras LorenziniRafael Lozano-Hemmer, and Kamau Ware.

poet Louise Gluck
Max Ritvo Poetry Series: Featuring Louise Glück

Tuesday, May 10, 6 pm

Louise Glück is the recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, a Pulitzer Prize, and a National Book Critics Circle Award, among many honors.