Showdown in Belarus: Svetlana Tikhanovskaia and the Struggle for Democracy
Dexter Filkins is writing a profile of Svetlana Tikhanovskaia, the Belarusian opposition leader, for The New Yorker. He has recently been to Belarus and Poland, and spent time with Tikhanovskaia in Lithuania and the United States.
The Science of the Russian Avant-Garde: Kazimir Malevich
What are the roots of abstraction in the arts? Scholars refer to philosophy, theology, theosophy, and science. In this project, Tatiana Levina will analyze Kazimir Malevich’s reception of scientific research of his time.
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