Co-hosted by Taube Philanthropies, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and UC Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies.
Please join us for Hideouts. The Architecture of Survival in the Holocaust Reception and Program featuring Dr. Natalia Romik, 2022 Dan David Prize Laureate, scholar, curator, Holocaust researcher, and architect in conversation with Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and Associate Adjunct Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Music and the Center for Jewish Studies.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
5:00 – 7:00pm
at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Dr. Natalia Romik is a public historian, architect and artist, whose work focuses on Jewish memory and Holocaust commemoration in Eastern Europe, particularly Poland and Ukraine. Dr. Romik will present her current research and exhibition project, which explores and preserves the unusual hiding places used by Jews in the Holocaust. Romik’s work combines archival investigation, theoretical research, architectural design, artistic practice, and social engagement. She has dedicated her efforts to investigating and preserving Jewish memory, especially its material and architectural traces, and the forgotten legacy of shtetls – small, historically Jewish towns.