This year marks the beginning of a new practice: announcing a theme that connects our different “research institute” functions: fellowships, exhibitions, seminars, and symposia. This year, it’s “What is distance?” Research Fellows Jeffrey Quilter, Maggie Jackson, and Malcolm Baker inaugurate a new series “Fellows Talk.” Urmila Mohan, BGC/AMNH Postdoctoral Fellow, takes us with her to Bali as she plans next spring’s focus exhibition on weaving. Finally, we publish here REvisions 1, 2, and 3, devoted to the “Decorative and the Antique,” “Conservation Conversations,” and “Counter-histories” respectively.

Daniel Lee, Director of Publishing, talks about “Cultural Histories of the Material World,” Bard Graduate Center’s monograph series. The occasion for this look back is publication of the seventh book in the series, Karl Schlögel’s, In Space We Read Time. Emily Reilly, Director of Public Programming and a dramaturg and artistic producer who has worked on theater productions and installations in the U.S. and Europe, discusses a new initiative in bringing artist research into the conversation with academic research at Bard Graduate Center.