The Process

Haiti: History Embedded in Amber was a collaborative project produced in the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute during the 2010-2011 year. Led by renowned artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, it brought together faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and visitors in the process. It is now on permanent view in the “Garage” at the Franklin Humanities Institute, at Bay 4 of the Smith Warehouse.

An opening for the piece will take place on September 9th.

A catalogue describing the process and providing analysis of the piece will be published in September 2011, and made available as a download on this page.


To see photographs of the making of the piece, visit our Facebook page.

Read about the block made by Madison Smartt Bell for the piece.

Click here for an article about the piece from the Duke Chronicle.