JFK Jr. Forum - Harvard Kennedy School, Institute of Politics
'Form & Counter-Form'

“The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics is Harvard's premier arena for political speech, discussion and debate. The forum regularly hosts heads of state, leaders in politics, government, business, labor and the media. A living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the Institute's mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policy makers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics.”

 

‘Form’ and ‘Counter-Form’ is a two-part commission designed to respond to the themes in the space. Situated in the entryway/exit of the Forum, large-scale, pattern cut mirrors are installed directly across from each other, in conversation. Form and Counter-Form is intended to create moments of pause and self-reflection for students, staff and professors passing through the space, by exploring the idea of connection through mirrored experiences, and allowing the viewer to see themselves reflected in the other while making space for alternate view-points, experiences, discussion and debate.