Herb Tam @ MOCA

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Herb Tam @ MOCA

Herb Tam, curator and director of exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America in Manhattan, talked about the curatorial process and working with archival materials that often get glossed over by larger institutions. The minutiae, mundane, and ephemera make for some of the richest and most telling exhibits on migration, resettlement, and placemaking over the past 150 years.

Keith Miyake is a graduate of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work crosses the fields of political economic geography, environmental justice and environmental governance, critical race and ethnic studies, American studies, and Asian American studies. His dissertation examined the institutionalization of environmental and racial knowledges within the contemporary capitalist state.
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