"Black Consciousness and City Space" will involve SIUE Black Studies participants in the production of mixed media exhibits and a series of collective blog posts concerning the challenges and opportunities confronting African Americans in cities.
The project is specifically designed to raise awareness about how studying and producing documentary and artistic compositions about black American engagements with urban spaces during the contemporary era might enhance cultural knowledge, creative abilities and analytical skills. The exhibits will appear in the fall of 2010. The IUR Urban Research Scholar award funded the purchase of MP3 listening devices for use with the mixed media exhibits.
Much of the research and preparation for the upcoming New York exhibit in Fall was done during a Black Studies trip in May 2010. Read more on the SIUE Black Studies blog.