Black Carceral & Media Architecture + Affirmative Action & Art

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Please join us for an evening of research and refreshments courtesy of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium. 2017 BMRC Summer Short-Term Fellows will speak on the following topics: “Staging Equity: The Evolution of Carceral Architecture in African American Communities in Chicago,” “Black Media Architecture in Chicago,” “Affirmative Lives,” and “Chiseling, Welding, and Painting: A Chicago Landscape’s Casting of a Black Artist.”

Through an international competition, the BMRC  offers 1-month residential fellowships in Chicago for its Summer Short-Term Fellowship Program. Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2009, the Summer Short-Term Fellowship Program has engaged scholars, artists, writers, and public historians from all around the world to better formulate new historical narratives of Chicago’s past. The new, original research and art developed through this program is significant as it illuminates the national and international importance of Chicago’s African American community. Register here.