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CHICAGO BLACK SOCIAL CULTURE MAP



EVENT DATE
Saturday, October 19, 2019
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

LOCATION
Center on Halsted


DESCRIPTION

The Chicago Black Social Culture Map is an online public humanities project documenting Black social culture from the Great Migration through the early 21st century with a focus on the emergence of house culture in the 1980s. Part-symposia, part-workshop, part-social encounter, people are encouraged to digitize their personal artifacts and ephemera to add to the map, learn how to preserve their own archives, and explore how the map works while listening to engaging panels on Chicago’s rich Black social culture history.


A collaboration between Honey Pot Performance, the Dance Music Archiving Foundation, Actively Archiving, and a team of local cultural historians and cultural producers, the project exists to preserve Chicago's black social cultural lineage - past, present, and future - through an experience that is both fun and informative. The map features profiles for over 350 different venues, including basic information, first-person stories, and supplemental media, all collected through collaborative community research.


In 2019, they are growing that experience into a series of roving map and archiving days focused on the social scene across the city’s South, West, and North sides. Each day features public spaces, personalities, and cultural history connected to specific city geographies.


PRICE
Free


 
 
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