The SASI was pleased to host a lecture by its newest Faculty Associate, Dr. Adrienne Fast, curator of visual art and visual culture at the Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford. On November 5, 2019. Dr. Fast’s talk, titled ‘Hungry Bengal’ looked at the ways in which the artists and their art were affected by the 1943 Bengal famine. The presentation questioned what art is capable (and incapable) of during such a profound experience of collective trauma. The talk was well received and invigorated much dialogue and learning for the attendees.