September 09, 2020

Columnists in Residence: Fall 2020 ... and Beyond?

Our Fall 2020 columnists in residence are writer and performer Diana Cage, writer and researcher Evan Kleekamp, and art and dance historian Megan Metcalf.

If you’re having a feeling of déjà vu, it’s because Diana, Evan, and Megan were our Summer 2020 CIR cohort. But then, some things happened. And each of them decided, understandably, to step back for a bit.

In a typical season, each columnist posts four times on a rotating basis. But given that their original residencies were interrupted through no fault of their own, and that time has ceased to have any meaning for many of us anyway, some flexibility seems to be in order. And so: during the remaining months of this year, and likely into 2021, Diana, Evan, and Megan will resume and conclude their Open Space residencies, on time tables that feel right to them.

Some things haven’t changed: what our columnists choose to address, and how, is up to them. And once their official tenure is over, they will retain lifelong publishing rights, joining an ever-growing cohort of alumni columnists. So far as we know, this is a unique experiment among major art institutions. We’re very proud of this program, which was envisioned and built by our singular founding editor, Suzanne Stein, and we look forward to seeing where Diana, Evan, and Megan take us (again!).

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