Jessamine Batario: The New Social Environment

In response to the imminent crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Brooklyn Rail shifted its operations online. These daily Social Environment lunchtime conversations provide a place to have vibrant conversations in a time of great social distancing.

Here Phong H. Bui hosts art historian and March Guest Critic Jessamine Batario, Lunder Institute Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Artistic and Scholarly Engagement and Programs, for a conversation on the social, philosophical, and performative resonances of walking.

Jessamine guest edited a section in the magazine’s March issue with contributions by Colby faculty members AB Brown, assistant professor of contemporary performance, and Arisa White, assistant professor of English.