Thursday, October 8, 2009

Letters: DAY FOUR (reception)

It was Professor Kaushik Basu's idea to bring contemporary art into the department space. He then sought out Karen Brummond to curate the exhibition and residency. I find it remarkable that, with all of the responsibilities he has as Chair of one of the most well-respected Economics Departments in the world, he had the foresight, determination, and creative intelligence to initiate and support this experiment. In addition, Professor Basu announced the project, through personal emails and blog postings, to Economics Departments across the United States. Within the first five days of residency, the project website received over 3000 hits. The following video footage is taken from Professor Basu's opening remarks at the opening reception:

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