CHRA Announces Spring 2023 Public Programs

By February 3, 2023No Comments

The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College (CHRA) is pleased to announce its Spring 2023 public programming. The new lineup, listed below, includes online talks, in-person film screenings and discussions, and workshops with artists, activists, and OSUN colleagues and their local communities.

This semester also includes the continuation of Common Ground: an international festival on the politics of land and food, in collaboration with the Fisher Center at Bard. As part of Common Ground, CHRA is supporting three international curatorial projects that are site-responsive and created in collaboration with OSUN students and faculty: Ecotone: Chagras, Payaos, Camellones, in Colombia; Revolutionary Letter #7,  in Palestine; and Umhlaba Wolahleko, in South Africa.

The semester will end with the graduation of the inaugural cohort of students in the Human Rights and the Arts MA program, including an exhibition featuring their thesis projects.Schedule below.

For more information about events, please follow CHRA or visit

Friday, February 10, 12 pm EST
Online Workshop
DANIELLE PURIFOY: “Remote Control”: Plantations and Black Forest Ecologies in the Black Belt

Friday, February 17, 10 am – 1 pm EST
Online Workshop
THE LAAB: Myths and Other Public Secrets

Friday, February 24, 12 pm EST
Webinar Talk
BAHA HILO: The Olives of Palestine

Wednesday, March 1, 5 pm EST
Screening & Talk

Monday, March 27, 5 pm EDT
Screening & Talk
LARA FRESKO MADRA (WITH THOMAS KEENAN): Archival Collective Counter-Imagination, Part 1: Rojava Film Commune

Friday, March 31, 11 am – 1 pm EDT
Online Workshop
ECCHR: The Living Open Archive: Visualizing Human Rights Narratives and Contextualizing Legal Interventions

Monday, April 3, 5 pm EDT
Screening & Talk
MUSTAFA EMIN BÜYÜKCOŞKUN (WITH LARA FRESKO MADRA): Archival Collective Counter-Imagination, Part 2: Material Aesthetic Research Collective

Wednesday, April 12, 5:15 pm EDT
Screening & Talk
SABINE EL CHAMAA: As if her song could have no ending

Friday, April 14, 11 am – 1 pm EDT
Online Workshop
COLOMBIA FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE: Monopolies of Violence, Visual Approaches to Police Brutality

April 24 ― May 5

Tuesday, May 9
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: Spring Micro-festival

May 4 ― 7
FISHER CENTER LAB BIENNIAL: Common Ground: an international festival on the politics of land and food

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