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Innovative Thinker Summer Speaker Series: Anand Giridharadas with Amy Whitaker

July 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


SITE Santa Fe’s Innovative Thinker Summer Speaker Series brings together high-profile visionaries to discuss thought-provoking, relevant, and complex cultural issues.

In 2022, SITE Santa Fe is thrilled to host two public conversations: Priya Parker with Wendy Woon, and Anand Giridharadas with Amy Whitaker. This series will cover poignant topics including interpersonal connection in the pandemic era and the vast inequities of the art world.

Anand Giridharadas with Amy Whitaker

Thursday, July 28 at 6:00 pm

Anand Giridharadas is a writer. He is the author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, and India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking. A former foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times for more than a decade, he has also written for the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Time, and he is the publisher of the popular newsletter The Ink. He has spoken on stages around the world and taught narrative journalism at New York University. He is a regular on-air political analyst for MSNBC.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was raised there, in Paris, France, and in Maryland, and educated at the University of Michigan, Oxford, and Harvard. His writing has been honored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale, the Porchlight Business Book of the Year award, the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanism in Culture from Harvard, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Priya Parker and their two children.

Amy Whitaker is a writer and professor who studies the frictions between art and markets, and, in turn, between markets and politics. Her proposals for fractional equity in art as a support for artists using blockchain, which received the European Academy of Management’s Edith Penrose Award for “trailblazing” research that challenges orthodoxies and has impact. She is at work on proposing related legislative policies of redistribution and reparations using equity. Her work has been cited in the Financial Times, Time Magazine, Fast Company, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Harper’s, The Art Newspaper, Artsy, Hyperallergic, and many others. She is the author of three books including Museum Legs, Art Thinking, and Economics of Visual Art, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2021. She holds degrees from Williams College (BA), Yale University (MBA), University College London (MFA), and University of London (PhD). She began her career in museums including the Guggenheim, MoMA, and Tate, and for the artist Jenny Holzer and the investment firm D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P. She is also a longtime social-practice teacher of business to artists including in the original Trade School and at Occupy Wall Street.

About the Innovative Thinker Summer Speaker Series

Innovative Thinker was established as an annual event to honor SITE Santa Fe’s former Director of Education, Juliet Myers. SITE Santa Fe is grateful to the Gale Family Foundation for their significant support of the Innovative Thinker Summer Speaker Series.


July 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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