Nicole Marroquin – Redeveloping a People’s Movement – Lecture

Nicole Marroquin – Redeveloping a People’s Movement – Lecture

Join Nicole Marroquin who will be joining us from Chicago at Community Forge in Wilkinsburg

Redeveloping a People’s Movement: Power and Public Participation in Chicago

Summary: In this talk Nicole Marroquin will discuss how graffiti informs the peoples’ movement for power and public participation in Chicago. An artist-educator, Marroquin uses art and archives to explore histories and futures for activism. There will be time for questions and answers and a reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public. The event is part of a series of events created by Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project.

Biography: Nicole Marroquin is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and teacher educator whose current research looks at Chicago school uprisings between 1967–74. She has recently been in-residence at the Chicago Cultural Center, with the Propeller Fund at Mana Contemporary, at Watershed, Ragdale, ACRE and Oxbow. Recently, she has presented projects at the International Sculpture Conference in Philadelphia, at New School in New York, at the Midwestern Archivist Conference in Chicago, at the Newberry Library, Harold Washington Public Library, DePaul Museum of Art, Glass Curtain Gallery, Hull House Museum, Northwestern University and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sponsored by Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project. Thanks to our funders: University of Pittsburgh Year of the Global, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Communication, Humanities Center, Creativities Initiative. Thanks to our partners: Rivers of Steel and Community Forge.