Topographical Depictions of the Bronzeville Renaissance (2014) was an interactive archival installation. I collected oral narratives and materials donated from the African American community in Bronzeville and gallery visitors to create an interactive topographical map installation at the Hyde Park Art Center. I spent a part of my residency in the gallery to construct a map in real time over the course of four months. The public was invited to assist me with the mapping process by adding their personal responses to the display in the gallery on Post-it notes to create new narratives with the intent to grow and reshape Bronzeville’s history during the exhibition.
This project was a part of the RISK: Art, Empathy and Social Practice at Columbia College. Project sponsored by the Joyce Foundation.