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Christopher Bratton

Professor of Practice


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Personal profile

Artistic and research interests

  • Media Studies
  • Documentary Studies
  • Contemporary Art
  • Culture and Politics
  • Social Justice and Pedagogy
  • Experimental Research Methodologies


Major on-going projects

The Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research 

Co-founded in 2016, The Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research (CAD+SR) is an artist-led not for profit educational corporation based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Center supports individual fellows and their collaborative research projects, convenes workshops and residencies, sponsors publications, and organizes exhibitions and other events. Center programs are framed by a commitment to new forms of globally-attuned diversity, connecting artists from all regions of the world to other artists, activists, scholars, and researchers. The resulting projects are experiments in form and intent that address issues of wide significance, yet are linked to specific social and political contexts. CAD+SR is founded on the principle that speculative creative work is an essential foundation for building sustainable, interdependent, and equitable planetary cultures.






External positions

Executive Director

2017 → …

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Research Output

  • 1 Performance

Sound of Forgetting (performance)

Bratton, C., 21 May 2018

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formPerformanceArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • Activities

    De/Archive East Africa

    Christopher Bratton (Organiser)
    18 Jan 202025 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of an organizing committee or other positions of trust of a conference or a seminar

    Archipelago: Maps of the Moving World

    Christopher Bratton (Organiser)
    21 Aug 201925 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesChair of conference, workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research January Residency

    Christopher Bratton (Organiser)
    10 Jan 201922 Jan 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar


    Venice Biennale

    Christopher Bratton (Visiting researcher)
    8 May 201911 May 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad


    Commonplaces and Entanglements, Invited to conduct a public workshop for PRAKSIS, Oslo

    Christopher Bratton (Speaker)
    22 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk