Studio Salon | Open Archive

Sep 19, 2018

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, NY, NY 10037

inHarlem, Adult Programs, Literature & Film Programs, Readings & Performances

Join us and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for an archivist-led tour of the collections followed by a Wikipedia edit-a-thon with the Black Lunch Table inspired by archival materials highlighted in Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire.

Librarians and archivists will display selections from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture's coveted collection of archival materials highlighting the lives and careers of women like Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Bennett, Katherine Dunham, and other influential women featured in the exhibition. Get up close and personal with these pieces of history and enjoy a Q&A session with the collection’s archivists. After the tour, we invite you to create, update, and improve a set of Wikipedia articles with the Black Lunch Table inspired by the Schomburg’s holdings—especially those on women of Afro-Caribbean descent. A photographer will also be on-site taking free portraits of artists for Wikipedia and open source use. 

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between artist and UNC Assistant Professor of Art Jina Valentine and New York-based public artist Heather Hart. The project was first staged in 2005 at the preeminent artist residency Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. BLT has since taken the form of oral archiving sessions, salons, peer teaching workshops, meet ups, and Wikipedia edit-a-thons.

Registration is required.