Laura Wexler and Elihu Rubin join Macarthur Foundation conversation on COVID

October 13, 2022

Laura Wexler, Co-Director of Public Humanities and Charles H. Farnam Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and of American Studies, and Elihu Rubin, Public Humanities affiliate and Associate Professor of Urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture, were among the distinguished panelists in a recent conversation on Camilo Vergara’s The Pandemic Diaries. The program featured Robert Beauregard (Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation), Gregg Gonsalves (Yale School of Public Health), Camilo José Vergara (Documentarian), and Amy A. Starecheski (Oral History Program at Columbia University) for a conversation about Vergara’s ongoing documentation of the impact of COVID-19 on poor and minority communities in New York City. The program was generously sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, with additional support from the Yale Urban Media Project of the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale University Art Gallery.