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Visiting Fellow, 2015 – 2020

Alaka Wali

Curator and Applied Cultural Research Director The Field Museum

Biography

Featured Project

Open Fields: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Future of Natural History

2017 – 2020

Projects

Open Fields: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Very Idea of a Natural History

Open Fields: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Very Idea of a Natural History

This partnership with the Field Museum brought together anthropologists, visual artists, curators, scholars of historic preservation, lawyers specializing in indigenous rights, and tribal elders from across North America, to help redefine the concept of “natural history.”

An ambitious collaboration that brought together anthropologists, visual artists, curators, scholars of historic preservation, lawyers specializing in Indigenous rights, and tribal elders from across North America, the Open Fields project (2017–2019) helped to redefine the concept of “natural...