Exhibition Tour of "Passports: Lives in Transit"


Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:30pm to 6:15pm


Houghton Library


PassportsTake a tour of the exhibition Passports: Lives in Transit with co-curators and doctorial students Rodrigo del Rio and Lucas Mertehikian.

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Free and open to the public. 
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Passports: Lives in Transit, co-curated by Rodrigo del Rio and Lucas Mertehikian, conceives of passports as the ruins of a modern dream now in terminal crisis – the dream of a globalized world. Drawing on the collections of Harvard Library, the exhibition addresses this major contemporary issue through the lens of passports, visa applications and other documents associated with noteworthy 19th- and 20th-century travelers, émigrés and refugees. Also on view, items of personal significance to a Harvard student telling a story of Latino immigration to the U.S., as well as a site-specific multimedia art installation of used passports purchased on e-commerce sites, further underscore the exhibition’s engagement with current geopolitics and activism. Rodrigo del Rio and Lucas Mertehikian are both doctoral students in Harvard University’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. The exhibition runs through Aug. 18, 2018.