Fazal Sheikh, Ajoh Achot and Achol Manyen, Sudanese refugee camp, Lokichoggio, Kenya, 1992.
Princeton University Art Museum. Promised gift of Liana Theodoratou in honor of Eduardo Cadava. © Fazal Sheikh
More than 30 Princeton-area organizations and University departments and programs are collaborating to explore the theme of “Migrations” this spring through a series of exhibitions, performances, and lectures. Among the more than two dozen events were February performances of “Nice Town, Normal People,” a play created by Kyle Berlin ’18. Berlin conducted more than 100 interviews in his hometown of Arroyo Grande, Calif., last summer around the theme of “home.”  

“This is one of the central questions of our time and our country — who can call where home, what kind of home [do] we wish to forge, and for whom,” he said.

Photographer Faizal Sheikh ’87 will be in conversation with Professor Eduardo Cadava April 12 at 5:30 p.m. in McCosh 10.

The “Migrations” theme was initiated by James Steward, director of the Princeton University Art Museum, which is hosting two exhibitions on the topic— “Migration and Material Alchemy” and “Photography and Belonging.”

“Immigration and its real-world consequences are so much in our minds that we wanted to open a conversation that includes the migrations of animals and even of ideas, and in doing so to increase the resonance across ideas and organizations,” Steward said.

For a full list of events, visit https://princetonmigrations.org/events.