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September 2022

Colloquium: Dr. Willie Wright “Right Beyond the Site: Otabenga Jones & the Social Practice of Belonging”

September 23 @ 3:30 pm - October 3 @ 5:00 pm
220 Carolina Hall, Department of Geography
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Dr. Willie Wright, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Florida Abstract: Third Ward, one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in Houston, Texas, is known for its residential demography, its political noncompliance, and its culture of arts. A onetime muse for John Biggers, and the home of Project Row Houses, Third Ward has become a hub for Black artists. In this talk, I highlight the politicized aesthetic praxis of the artist collective, Otabenga Jones & Associates. Informed by their…

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