Activation & Engagement II
MAKING AS INTERROGATORY METHOD
Purse or Sewing Basket
Artist/Maker: Harriet Barnwell
Location: North America, United States,Charleston County, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Collection: Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at Illinois
Building off of our first Materializing Race "unconference" in 2020 we invite you to join us for "Activation and Engagement II: Making as Interrogatory Method."
How do traditional methods of making intersect with historical issues of race and identity? This and other questions will be considered as part of a roundtable panel discussion between heritage advocates, historic tradespeople, and scholars who ground their practice of (re)creating objects and other items using traditional or historical methods.
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1PM EST (via ZOOM)
This "maker" panel features:
Dianne Honoré, Unheard Voices of Louisiana™
Juneisy Quintana Hawkins, New York University
Justin Squizzero, The Burroughs Garret
Sarah Woodyard, Sewn, LLC
*Event schedule subject to change. In the event of a change, we will make every effort to update the schedule as soon as possible.
Original Call for Submissions
Objectives & Focus:
In our continued commitment to the study of material culture, race, and identity in #VastEarlyAmerica, we are pleased to call on historic tradespeople and foodways interpreters, independent makers, business owners, and others who ground their practice of (re)creating objects and other items using traditional or historical methods to participate in 2021’s first Materializing Race event: Activation & Engagement II: Making as Interrogatory Method.
All historic trades and foodways interpreters, independent makers, business owners, and others who have a craft and/or practice rooted in early American objects or methods (see geography and time period below) with a special welcome to BIPOC, #WomenAlsoKnowHistory, and LGBTQ2+.
This panel will address a variety of topics and questions related to making, such as, but not limited to:
How do traditional methods of making intersect with historical issues of race, identity -- and current, urgent conversations?
How have historic making traditions, practices, and knowledge been sustained or kept alive over time?
What does it mean to continue or perpetuate historic trades or material methods of making or construction?
How can reproduction and replication of objects serve as a valid research method?
What can/can not be apprehended from making or reproducing historically grounded objects?
Can reproduction or replication of historic objects operate as a kind of spiritual practice in the twenty-first century?
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1 to 2PM EST
10-minute presentations for each panelist, followed by group discussion and audience questions, via Zoom, approximately 60 min. total
Geography and Time Period:
#VastEarlyAmerica,1450 to 1830, to include North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean
Recording of Event:
In an effort to safeguard our participants and their creative and intellectual property, this event will not be recorded.
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A Note on Participation Transparency
In order to alleviate any concerns regarding our motivation or intention, this call asks for volunteer participants who feel comfortable donating their time and expertise.
Materializing Race is an independent initiative run entirely by volunteers who do not receive compensation for this work. We seek to privilege new and emerging voices who are committed to furthering this type of conversation.
We are grateful to our panelists and participants who generously donate their time and expertise to Materializing Race. Thank you for being the core of our community and the embodiment of our vision.
- The Materializing Race Team